Monthly Archives: January 2015

Wonder and Think

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” (Dr. Seuss) That is just what I was doing as I sat down to write this blog: thinking about what has gone on this year at Derby and wondering what else we might have … Continue reading

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Instilling Lessons of Character

There is a quote that has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson that resonated with me as I scanned the front page of Thursday’s Globe: “In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” … Continue reading

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Intelligence Plus Character

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” As we approach our long weekend, I believe … Continue reading

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Doing is an important element of learning.

Warm wishes for a very Happy New Year! Wishes for warmer temperatures might also be appropriate at this point. I realize we live in New England and I realize we have broad shifts in our temperatures but golly: 52˚ on … Continue reading

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