Head's Blog

Jim Eagen

 

Once again, the school year is off and running! We started Synapse the same we start each year - we launch, test, and then refine. Our teachers and staff are open to feedback, embrace teamwork, are clear in communication, model risk taking, and think critically about what works and what doesn't. People like us do things like this. But it doesn't mean we haven't thought about where we are going, and what our program priorities should be.

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Jim Eagen

 

A few months back, I gave the staff some simple homework: watch a TED Talk and answer three questions. We don't really give a lot of homework at Synapse, to staff or to students, so I didn't expect too many responses. It was really more of a prompt to get our staff to think about and reflect on teaching and learning. 

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Jim Eagen

 

Friends,
 
Today, under cold, grey skies, I went skiing at a local hill my family frequents at the holidays. It's a small ski hill outside of Syracuse, NY, a place that is about friends, loyalty, and endurance as much as it is about snow. Today, there wasn't much snow and they only had one run open. But that run, which I did over and over again with my son, was awesome. At the end of the day, we stopped at a Circle K off the highway and got hot chocolate and Drake's Coffee Cakes. It was the best day ever.
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