Author Archives: Jennifer Falvey

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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