Entries by projects@coldspringdesign.com

The Trials of Teaching in the Pandemic

In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, Jennifer Bryan offers a response to their article “U.S. Faces a New Crisis: ‘An Extreme Level of Teacher Burnout’,” which was published December 1. She challenges society’s expectations about “normal schooling” under pandemic conditions, as well as its response towards teachers, who are caught […]

What’s Missing at School: A Wellness Check for Grown-Ups

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 […]

Executive Summary: Letting Go of the Binary

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 […]

What’s In Your Toolbox?

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’

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 […]