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Good Sports

”She’s a good sport.” It’s something you might say about a person who makes the best of a bad situation, a person who works well with others, or someone who believes in fair play. Not surprisingly, these qualities and other important psychosocial developments in young...
A Pain in the Backpack

A Pain in the Backpack

It is time to take a load off. Several years have passed since we first heard warnings about the effects of heavy, incorrectly adjusted backpacks on young spines. Studies have shown that about 90% of kids worldwide carry backpacks. A child’s rapidly developing spine...
Teenage Summer Reflections

Teenage Summer Reflections

Summer is almost over and for a teenager it has probably gone one of three ways. For some, an apparently growing number, summer has been filled with a checklist of college resumé building experiences. Full or part-time internships; summer classes to prepare for...
An Axis of Education

An Axis of Education

After several decades of teaching science at Dana Hall School for Girls in Wellesley, MA, I have come to realize some basic truths about education in America. To be successful as an educator in a girls’ school, I had to overcome the obstacles to learning science that...