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Kids Being Kids

Yesterday’s afternoon all-school trip to the Red Sox game was just what we needed. Several teachers and I were seated a few rows in front of the students. I...

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Seeing our Full Humanity in Difference

On Tuesday evening, BUA welcomed Dr. Claude Steele for a Zoom talk as part of our Parent Education Series. Dr. Steele is one of the world’s leading social...

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Weaving Black History throughout the Curriculum

One of the sacred obligations of any great school is to produce culturally competent citizens – people who leave our halls with deep empathy, with an...

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Talking to Teens

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Lisa Damour, an internationally renowned psychologist and best-selling author whose work explores the emotional...

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Helping without being Asked

Earlier this week, I walked down to our gym right before lunchtime. We recently created some new lunch protocols, given the omicron wave and knowing from the...

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What Sports Can Do

Last Friday night, the girls’ soccer team won the league championship in a hard-fought 2-0 win. It was a cool 45 degrees on the metal bleachers, but the...

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Inclusion in Five Languages

Last year, several students teamed up with our admission officers to record video information sessions for prospective...

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Greeting Students at the Door

I begin most days standing outside the front doors of the schoolhouse greeting students. Some are just getting off the train, some emerging from their...

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On Character and Small Moments

It was a joyful kickoff to the school year here at BUA. We started the day all together, some 250 students and faculty strong, in the gym. I passed the...

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What Teachers Make

Some years ago, I watched a performance by slam poet Taylor Mali, who is also an educator and independent school graduate. He is perhaps best known for his...

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