For years, I’ve wished The Circle School had a blog — a place staff (and students!) could post articles they found interesting, thoughts about the school and education in general, and maybe even lovely pictures of life here. But…obstacles abound. A blog is a lot of work and time, and we’re busy! The Circle School has no institutional opinion on, well, just about anything relevant to anyone who isn’t a School Meeting member. We take seriously the privacy of our students. So many reasons not to attempt a Circle School blog!
Well, if acting on a thought years in the making can be called impulsive, the decision to go ahead and launch now is impulsive.
I/we don’t have a clear vision of what this blog will look like, nor how frequently we’ll update it. I hope you’ll find whatever we do post interesting. I hope you’ll also understand that the posts here reflect only the thoughts and opinions of their authors, and not of the school. In particular, I imagine many of the articles posted will have to do with parenting, and I think it’s important to note that the school doesn’t advocate any particular parenting style, or even have a favorite parenting style. If you asked our five current staff members about parenting styles and techniques, you’d probably get five different answers. (Though maybe all five of us would reference Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.) All this to say, here are some of our personal thoughts, or even just things we found interesting.
Consume at your own risk, and give us lots of feedback!