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The Educational Register

Parents will find the articles featured below especially helpful as they consider an independent school or summer program. Written by the heads of independent schools, private colleges and camps, they provide a unique and timely insight into various aspects of independent education. Articles from previous editions are also available using the search by keyword and category function. The Editor

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TRANSFORMING MINDS, TRANSFORMING LIVES: THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Lesley Murphy, St. Stephen's School, Rome, Italy
For those who have already formed habits of mind, but are not totally convinced by the assumptions behind them

BOARDING SCHOOL COUNSELORS KNOW OUR CHILDREN
David Altshuler, Independent Educational Consultant, Miami, FL
Having the time and insight to help guide students in meaningful ways

BOARDING IN THE VERY HEART OF EUROPE
Bernd J. Westermeyer, Schule Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany
International students qualify for entrance to universities around the world while gaining an intimate knowledge of Germany, a major economic player and global political force

DREAMS OF FIELDS
Robert W. Hill III, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
The effects of professionalization of youth sports in our schools extend far beyond the student

NAVIGATING CHALLENGING EDUCATIONAL WATERS
Bud Patel, Brentwood College School, Mill Bay, BC, Canada
The collective wisdom and partnership between parents and schools help young people navigate the wonderful waters ahead

TAKING TIME OUT
Ralph Dennison, The Oxford Edge, Oxford, UK
How attitudes have changed and the value of gap experience is now better appreciated in the US

IN FAVOR OF PRE-COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Michelle L. Paquette, M.A., Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Personal growth, academic achievement, and interpersonal insights directly influence the way students see themselves and the college opportunities that await them

SECONDARY MILITARY SCHOOLS: MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER
Col. R. Glenn Hill, M.A., Marine Military Academy, Harlingen, TX
Graduates prepared to complete their college and career goals, to face and overcome challenges, and to make a true impact on society

THE ART OF TAKING RISKS: BUILDING CHARACTER THROUGH A VITAL PRE-COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM
Joy McLaughlin, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Development of an authentic sense of self, instilling an enduring self-confidence, supporting healthy social development and fostering an increased independence all while producing a significant body of artwork

KEEPING IT SIMPLE: USEFUL YEAR ROUND DAILY HABITS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
M. Bradley Rogers Jr., M.A., Gow School, South Wales, NY
What students with learning disabilities (LD) do after school and during the summer can lead to some incredible academic success.

WHY SUMMER CAMP IS IMPORTANT FOR GENERATION Y
Ephram Caflun, M.S.W., Camp Wekeela, Hartford, Maine
One of the greatest gifts you can give a child

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