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Dreams and Courage
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Tobin Bechtel

The time of senior stress is waxing as they grapple with their college essays and applications. I am amazed how well they are doing considering the circumstances of their schooling this year. In spite of having to adapt to distance learning and having many rites of passage changed because of the pandemic (not to mention smoke) they are not only being stalwart but also actually still smiling through it all.

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Range 
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Tobin Bechtel

This past week I enjoyed leading two sessions for our Parent Education Book Club. Our initial selection for first year was a thought provoking work by David Epstein entitled Range. I highly recommend this book to everyone in our community as it raises questions and provides prescient insights not only into education but also how we are prioritizing overspecialization in life.

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The Power of 'Yet'
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Tobin Bechtel

Earlier this week I explored the idea of nurturing a growth mindset with our Grade 9 seminar students. This is a theory that has been developed and researched for over thirty years by Stanford professor, Carol Dweck...

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