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In today’s newsletter I have written about a new way of thinking about anthem protests at Catholic schools.  Instead of thinking about them as an “us versus them” bifurcated approach, I found language in the Vatican’s most recent statement on Catholic school which challenges our concept of community.  My top 5:

  1. This week in Montana, we’re welcoming back Roy Petitfils, the counselor/speaker who will speak all of our teachers & administrators about anxiety. Need a primer?  Check out the first article in the Miscellany section about anxiety, teenagers, and smartphones.  It should open your eyes!
  2. The first article in the American Catholic News section has a Crux interview with the President of Catholic U. He talks about echo chambers and the role of dialogue.
  3. The first article in the Leadership section “You Need to Be in Touch with the People You Lead” explores what it means to be a leader.
  4. In the Teaching & Instruction section, the first article is an examination of retrieval practices. Make sure to watch the videos.  It’s a fascinating compilation from Doug Lemov exploring how we learn and remember.
  5. The second article entitled “How to Work Smarter” is designed to assist teachers in this busy time of year.