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Christmas trees made out of books, elevator speeches, and soundbites? These are just a few ideas shared by Kathy Dempsey, Consultant and Owner of Libraries Are Essential, in a workshop,
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As New York continued to struggle with the devastating aftermath of Sandy, participants in the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on November 15th struggled with the learnings emerging from the experience. Photojournalist...
This was some time for play,   This was some time for fun, This was some time for games, And some work was well done! All that hot, hot, hot sun, All that sun made us run. When our boss went Down to Ground for ...
Socrates himself found humor so irresistible that he couldn't resist making jokes about his prosecutors and about his Athenian jurors, when he was on trial for his life -- thus getting himself into even more hot water! That observation launched a laugh-filled -- but at times sharply philosophical colloquy -- about humor, at the
Do You Have a Professional Credo? Should You? These were the questions which propelled the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on July 12th. With the timely approach of annual performance appraisals, we shared our professional credo detailing five core character...
English teachers Marcelle Mentor and Amanda Stessen conduct a fun, enlightening workshop, Building Your Own Library Using Authentic Literacies. We explore Hemingway*, 
Should Money Buy EVERYthing? This was the question which propelled the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on June 14th, inspired by the new
A trio of four-year olds arrives quietly, ushered in by young teachers. They tiptoe along the carpeted path to my desk by the southerly first floor windows, as we’re preparing a workshop on services for budding alumni. Lemon rose, coral tulip, and purple sweet william are tied in fuchsia-colored satin, an annual token of appreciation from the children of Hollingworth Preschool. A delight, the posy recalls how daylight stretches into evening, and sunnier, warmer weather whisks away the dreary New Y...
Some call it a happy place, a fun place with a playground in Queens. Others call it a symbol of capitalism – America to the core, richly lodged in cities all over the world. For me, it is something quite different – McDonald’s means the spirit of giving. It all starts with a group of giggling, gaggling eighth grade cheerleaders. Sporting pig tails, red...