A Call To Joy

Kate Wade Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy of Leadership Interview, Pedagogy Of Leadership®, Student Leadership

By Kate Wade, LL’11, LL Scholar ‘13, gcLi Penn-GSE Fellow ‘14, Editor gcLi Blog, Head of the Middle School, The Fenn School (MA) I was recently speaking with my cousin Maura Nolan Henry, a deeply respected educator and Dean of Faculty at the Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall school in Waltham, Massachusetts.  We were fortunate enough to get away into the …

Creating Safe, Inclusive, and Sustainable Communities

Jeremy LaCasse Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy of Leadership Interview, Student Leadership

By Jeremy LaCasse, Executive Director, gcLi, Assistant Head and Teacher of History, Taft School, Watertown, CT As we all look to start the school year, the COVID pandemic and the search for social justice remain central influences in our work of developing the next generation of leaders. While these challenges flavor our work of building community, I argue that they …

Back to the Future: How a 100-Year Old Educational Model Can Help Build a Post-Pandemic Future (Part Two)

Mike Chapman Newsletter, Pedagogy Of Leadership®, Student Leadership

By Mike Chapman, Director of Outdoor Education, Teacher of US History, Dunn School (CA) If you’d like to read Part One, you can find it here. Early in his life, Hahn was inspired by a French inscription on a Belgian church which read plus est en vous, later interpreted as “there is more in you than you know” as the …

Back to the Future: How a 100-Year Old Educational Model Can Help Build a Post-Pandemic Future (Part One)

Mike Chapman Newsletter, Pedagogy Of Leadership®, Student Leadership

By Mike Chapman, Director of Outdoor Education, Teacher of US History, Dunn School (CA) Although most educators aren’t familiar with his name, many are familiar with his legacy. Institutions such as Outward Bound, the International Baccalaureate, and United World Colleges are just some of his contributions to modern society. A devoted pragmatist, he was less concerned with putting his thoughts …

Planting Seeds

Jan Baldwin Conference, Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy Of Leadership®

By Jan Baldwin, LL ‘14, gcLi Scholar ‘21, Middle School Dean of Students and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Stuart Country Day School (NJ) There is a Proverb that I admire: ”The one who plants trees, knowing that they will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” My week …