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This podcast, sponsored by La Jolla Country Day School, explores the topic of independent schools. Host Inez Odom interviews experts in the field to offer a multi-faceted view of the topic from many perspectives.

This podcast, sponsored by La Jolla Country Day School, explores the topic of independent schools. Host Inez Odom interviews experts in the field to offer a multi-faceted view of the topic from many perspectives.
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United States

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This podcast, sponsored by La Jolla Country Day School, explores the topic of independent schools. Host Inez Odom interviews experts in the field to offer a multi-faceted view of the topic from many perspectives.

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English

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6199850620


Episodes

Episode 012- Leading with Dignity

11/6/2018
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Episode 012: Leading with Dignity Featuring Donna Hicks, Ph.D., Harvard University Based at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University for more than two decades, Donna Hicks, Ph.D., has successfully applied her signature dignity model on a global stage. Her clients include the World Bank, the United Nations, the US Navy, and governments worldwide. She currently helps leaders in business, health care, government, education and other fields to create cultures that...

Duration:00:46:36

Episode 011- The Team, The Team

11/5/2018
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Episode 011: The Team, The Team Featuring Jeff Hutzler, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, La Jolla Country Day School. The athletic program at La Jolla Country Day School provides student-athletes with an opportunity to broaden their educational experiences through a variety of team and individual sports by combining intellectual achievement with physical excellence. From basketball to water polo to rock climbing, students have a wide variety of options to choose. With our...

Duration:00:35:22

Episode 010- Through the Lens of Art

11/5/2018
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Episode 010: Through the Lens of Art Featuring Cindy Bravo, Director of Visual and Performing Arts, La Jolla Country Day School. Our mission in the arts is to provide an intellectual foundation through hands-on production in an array of media that develops confident, creative thinkers who form a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Courses include studio art, ceramics, engineering design, painting, graphic design, filmmaking and photography. Mentored by practicing artists, attuned to the...

Duration:00:41:34

Episode 009- Kindergarten Readiness

11/5/2018
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Episode 009: Kindergarten Readiness Featuring Terri Zimmerman, Kindergarten Educator, La Jolla Country Day School As a kindergarten teacher for over thirty years, Terri Zimmerman brings ideas, enthusiasm and insight into kindergarten readiness that is rooted both in experience and information. Through her playful sense of humor and keen intellect, Ms. Zimmerman reflects on how best to help parents prepare their children for kindergarten and the start of the lifelong journey of...

Duration:00:34:48

Episode 008- Citizenship and Developing Student Agency

11/5/2018
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Episode 008: Citizenship and Developing Student Agency Featuring Jonathan Shulman, Director, Center for Excellence in Citizenship, AP Government & AP World History Educator, La Jolla Country Day School Featuring Dan Norland, J.D., Center for Excellence in Citizenship, History Educator, Humanities Department, La Jolla Country Day School What does it mean to be an involved citizen in the world around you? How do students learn about ethics, conflict, resolution and governance? From mock...

Duration:00:31:06

Episode 007- Design and Innovation: Asking the Right Questions

11/5/2018
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Episode 007: Design and Innovation: Asking the Right Questions Featuring Matt Abbondanzio, Assistant Head of School, Center for Excellence in Design and Innovation. Design is a way of thinking—a method of distilling something down to its essence in order to remake it as simple as it should be. Good design intentionally relates to its context and responds to all potential points of view. Design is often associated with aesthetics, how something looks. Although important on one level, it...

Duration:00:37:05

Episode 006- The Role of the Board of Trustees and the History of La Jolla Country Day School

10/26/2018
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Episode 006: The Role of the Board of Trustees and the History of La Jolla Country Day School Featuring Chris Richey, Chair, Board of Trustees, La Jolla Country Day School How does an independent school manage its governance? The Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chris Richey, shares his insights into the structure, charge and scope of the board’s activities. Further, Mr. Richey shares the rich history of La Jolla Country Day School through the story of its founder, Louise Balmer, as well as...

Duration:00:34:58

Episode 005- ISEE, Testing, and the Admissions Process

10/5/2018
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Episode 005: ISEE, Testing, and the Admissions Process Featuring Elizabeth Mangas, Chief Experience Officer, Educational Records Bureau and Rochelle Michel, Executive Director, Independent School Entrance Exam at ERB. Many parents have questions concerning the Independent School Entrance Exam on behalf of their children. In this episode, topics such as test preparation, the weight of testing in the admission process, the people behind the testing and how the ISEE is used to evaluate an...

Duration:00:40:08

Episode 004- An Investment for a Lifetime: Early Childhood and Lower School Admission

9/5/2018
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Episode 004: An Investment for a Lifetime: Early Childhood and Lower School Admission Featuring Payton Hobbs, Associate Director of Admission, La Jolla Country Day School, former Lower School Head, Ravenscroft School As an early childhood an lower school educator, Payton Hobbs brings enthusiasm and passion for the importance of the independent school experience for our youngest children. Formerly the Head of Lower School at Ravenscroft School in North Carolina, Payton reflects upon the...

Duration:00:43:30

Episode 003- Data and Fit: The Head and Heart of Admissions

9/4/2018
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Episode 003: Data and Fit: the Head and Heart of Admissions Featuring – Geordie Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Buckingham, Browne and Nichols In his current role as Director of Enrollment Management at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA., Geordie Mitchell has been a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops around the country and the world on various aspects of enrollment management. Mr. Mitchell reflects upon...

Duration:00:46:07

Episode 002- Leading an Independent School in the 21st Century

8/31/2018
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Episode 002: Leading an Independent School in the 21st Century Featuring – Gary Krahn, Ph.D., Head of School, La Jolla Country Day School Dr. Gary Krahn shares the latest in education around the world and his vision for La Jolla Country Day School. From innovations in technology to questions about human dignity to the latest thinking about the college counseling process, Dr. Krahn is always examining new ideas. His enthusiasm for learning and his passion for the development of Pre-K...

Duration:00:36:30

Episode 001- Behind the Curtain: Insights into the Independent School Admission Process

8/27/2018
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Episode 001: Behind the Curtain: Insights into the Independent School Admission Process Featuring – Brian Murphy, Director of Financial Assistance and Enrollment Management, La Jolla Country Day School Many parents wish they could “see behind the curtain” of the admission process. Admission professionals truly place enormous care and thought into the decision process when considering applicants. National Association of Independent Schools has developed a series of questions for parents...

Duration:00:34:06