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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...
“Can We Stop Wars?” was the subject of the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on Friday, May 3rd -- and a prevailing view of the discussants was "Follow the money!"...
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...
In a supremely Socratic conversation How Can We Make Good Things Happen? we learn about people’s favorite ideas to help others --organizing a community program to assist an elderly woman “on a stoop,” converting an empty hospital into a homeless shelter run by and f...
Here are a few good numbers for you, Enjoy them, a present, for all, shining true, Heralding the attendees of collaborative events, From September through December...
Our recent Socratic conversation brought up many interesting observations, chief among them: The sheer entanglement of factors: conscience, reason, science, emotions, religion, tradition, upbringing, education, law, honor, fear, biology. We can’t always explain the motivations for doing the right thing. There are differences between a civic society and a moral one. We need to listen to our inner voice. Maturation of ethical judgment may be affected by intermingling of genes and ...
Howard Radest, Dean Emeritus of The Humanist Institute and a member of the National Council of Ethical Culture Leaders spoke recently at the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. His talk, “Can Virtue Be Taught? Character Education Isn't Enough,” delved deeply into ...
What are our options in long-term relationships today?  How free are we to choose what suits us best – and how free should we be? Are our choices constrained by stereotyping and discrimination? Among the questions addressed in this session were: 1.  ...