"The Willows does it right." Madeline Levine, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author & Founder of Stanford University's Challenge Success Program
REFLECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL LISA ROSENSTEIN
Our 2017-18 school-wide theme is “REACH.” Throughout this school year, our students will be exploring “reach” as it relates to their studies, personal lives, and the world around them. "Reach" will also be the topic of this year's Intersession, the innovative, two-week period in January when our entire school focuses on a single topic in-depth from a multi-disciplinary perspective in mixed-age groups.
We will also examine "reach" in relation to our students and entire community reaching beyond themselves and personal experiences to gain greater understanding of each other and our multi-cultural, highly connected world. I invite you to visit our blog "Wisdom of The Willows," where our faculty and administratiors are sharing their knowledge and reflecting on topics that are inspiring and motivating them. Join the conversation at Wisdom of The Willows.
We strive to influence education and learning in our world, through our blog, Voice magazine, and Ideas@TheWillows Speaker Series. Committed to enriching the experiences and cultural exchange of our community, we bring educational and parenting experts to The Willows throughout the year and open these events to all of Los Angeles. As part of Ideas@TheWillows, we also screen important documentaries, hold symposiums, and offer workshops.
Speakers this year include:
This year speakers include:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Book Critic and bestselling author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood,who will tackle the issue of how children change parents' lives and investigate the complex roles of mothers and fathers, offering inspiration and reassurance on parental stress.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 The Minds of Boys and Girls Dr. Michael Gurian,Co-founder of the Gurian Institute and New York Times bestselling author of 28 books including The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls. Dr. Gurian has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes and schools.
We ask our students to be passionate learners and engaged citizens, and we, too, as a community also aspire to be life-long learners. To this end, we offer opportunities for growth throughout the year.
In addition to our ideas@TheWillows series, on this wall, I will share books, resources, and articles that offer thought-provoking ideas on a variety of subjects.
We invite you to join us as we "reach" new heights in learning at The Willows.