Here’s a question independent schools barely have time to ask (or answer) at the moment, because everyone is in a frenzy managing day-to-day operations. The effort expended by individuals and teams to keep schools functioning right now is massive. As a result, school personnel are exhausted. Speaking openly about systemic fatigue and the unsustainability of […]
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Author: Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. From the Leadership + Design monthly newsletter Students arrive in dribs and drabs for the assembly with an outside speaker and fill up the back rows of the auditorium. Some may venture half way down the big space but no one opts for the first 20 rows, until teachers come in […]
Letting Go of the Binary: Comparing Categorical and Continuous Measure of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Authors: Jennifer S. Bryan, Ph.D. Joseph D. Mangine, Ph.D. This Executive Summary outlines the (1) methods, (2) results, (3) conclusions and (4) implications of two studies of sex, gender, and sexuality undertaken by Team Finch Consultants (TFC). Building on a […]
Author: Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. From the Leadership + Design monthly newsletter, November 2016 True love is a mixture of friendship, appreciation and like, happiness. – Ben, 8 years old Freud said work and love are the two primary endeavors for human beings, and it turns out that our youngest students have all kinds of wisdom about love. If you love […]
Author: Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. From the Leadership + Design monthly newsletter, March 2018 These days it is difficult to find an independent or innovative school that doesn’t tout the inherent value of Diversity (capital D). Diversity is central to our mission. We celebrate diversity of all kinds. Yet when Ito and Howe recommend Diversity Over Ability in Whiplash: How to Survive […]
Beyond Tomboys, Sissies, and ‘That’s So Gay’: New Ways To Think About Gender and Sexuality In PreK-12 Education About: Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. We nurture our students and help them grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally PreK-12 educators make this promise at the beginning of every school year and hope to succeed with each and every […]
Author: Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. Excerpt from article in Independent School Magazine, Winter 2017 Given how pervasively political, cultural, educational, and religious institutions are built on a foundation of stereotypes and binary assumptions, it is easy to understand why people find the current reassessment of all things gender disquieting and disruptive. The consequences of this upheaval can […]