Exploring Education

Investing in Great Teaching

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By Peter Kraft, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” – John Cotton Dana, librarian and creator of the “open stack” system To me, the above quotation captures a fundamental truth: great educators–and great schools–must be passionately committed to self-improvement. But great teaching does not come easily. It is the product of long hours, careful preparation, and a deep commitment to students’ needs. Equally importantly, great…

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Exploring Education

Great Teaching in an Age of Change

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By Peter Kraft, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs As I finish my first month at Park Tudor, I continue to be struck by the quality of our faculty, the dedication of our staff, and the kindness and intelligence of the students whom I have already met. Park Tudor is a remarkable place. One of the most admirable qualities of our school is its openness to self-examination. Already exceptional educators, our teachers nevertheless recognize…

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Welcome from Park Tudor’s New Head of School

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By Matthew Miller, Park Tudor Head of School The 2011-2012 school year is now in full swing, and as Park Tudor’s new head of school I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you who have played such an integral role in making our school the vibrant learning community that it is today. Community, mission, character and passionate individuals are the marks of a great school, and it is a…

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