Author Archives: Jennifer Falvey

Lower School: You can find it anyplace–even in the Middle School

Scene 1: It’s a Tuesday in the Middle School library, and Sophie–a 5th grader–is arriving for library class. She has her iPad in her hands, and has evidently walked all the way from the Middle School building (close to 100 … Continue reading

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It’s the Thought That Counts

Most would say that I am in a happy position: Head Librarian at a school with a forward-thinking Head of School.  Still, this has caused me no end of trouble. If you think about it for a minute, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Wishing You Many Fresh Starts

Happy New Year! Yes—I know today is the 10th.  And this post was due on the 5th.  So I am officially already behind.  Thus it may come as no surprise that my topic today has to do with do-overs.  😀 … Continue reading

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Irma, Empathy, and Excelling

***This post is late–I blame Irma, because she’s handy.*** It’s a sign of our super-saturated online life: I read a teaser the other day for an article about empathy and its decline in modern teens, and now I can’t find … Continue reading

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[New Tech] Killed the [Old Tech] Star

Placing myself firmly in the Retro club: image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Killed_the_Radio_Star; video: https://youtu.be/Iwuy4hHO3YQ Do as I Say, Not as I Do There have been many discussions of the virtues/dangers of tech-enhanced learning (and living).  One of the most interesting players on the field is … Continue reading

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Tech and Tornadoes

Severe Weather and 10 Sacred Cows Well, I had planned to write my next post about our school’s experiment with a Tech-Free Day this week; a day, our Headmaster explained, to “examine both the benefits and costs of technology in … Continue reading

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When Everyone Around You Is Acting Like a Two-Year-Old

It’s a typical Tuesday morning: outside the Lower School doors, I hear a teacher reminding students to walk quietly into the library and find a place to sit.  The door opens, and in scramble 14 of the cutest kids you’ll … Continue reading

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