Annie and Helen Keller

Inspiration from Annie and Helen

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller The Miracle Worker is a play written by William Gibson; it is the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. The play opens with a [More...]

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    Choose Your Attitude, Be Open to Destiny

    With the best of intentions, we parents and teachers often attempt to inspire our children and students with some oft-repeated phrases: “I don’t care about your grades as long as you try.” “I don’t care what you do with your life as long as you are happy.” “You’re a very bright student, you simply need [More...]

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      Conversations Guiding the Struggle

      By Hyde School faculty member Lori Hobart, LCSW As a parent and a faculty member I have the unique opportunity to see the time, commitment, and extra effort our faculty give on a regular basis. Last week the power of this amazing group of people took on a deeper meaning. My son Greg ran into [More...]

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        Podcast 23: Mom & Daughter on Raising Responsible Kids

        As most parents know, letting go of our children is very hard; we don’t want to see them fail and we often don’t want them to be unhappy. But how do our kids feel when we can’t let go? This podcast is with a mom, Sally Ross, and her daughter, Bryn Nolan, who graduated from [More...]

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          How Education Can Truly Serve America

          This post is by our Hyde School Founder Joseph W. Gauld and was originally published on the Huffington Post. Like me, Americans understand the basic purpose of our educational system is to develop our youth. The prevailing scholastic attitude says this is accomplished by developing their intellect, a singular focus that seeks to empower the [More...]

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            Podcast 22: Malcolm Gauld: How Brother’s Keeper Works

            Imagine a school where every student cared – really cared and was concerned – about the best in their fellow students? Where the discipline and structure of the school was the responsibility of the students, and not just the teachers? This concept, originally called Brother’s Keeper and now being called Each Other’s Keeper, is one [More...]

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              Podcast 21: John Rigney: Every Kid Has Character

              Do you ever worry that your child is off track in his or her character? That you’re not getting honest answers to your questions; that they don’t seem passionate about things in their life, or they aren’t really going after something? Character isn’t missing in kids; it’s there, and just needs to be uncovered. So [More...]

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                4 Ways to Guide Your Teen to New Academic Heights

                This is an article that was written for the Hyde School blog. We hope you find it as valuable as we do! -Pam Being a teenager has never been easy. It’s a short period of rapid growth that comes equipped with major changes, new responsibilities, the pressure to make decisions, and big expectations of what’s [More...]

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                  Podcast 20: Louise Kreiner: Parents, Teens, and Privacy

                  Do you think you know what’s going on with your teen? Louise Kreiner, an educational consultant for over 30 years, thinks most parents don’t know what’s going on with their teens. “Teens are very private,” she says. “They share with their friends but they don’t share with their parents.” She thinks parents should have access [More...]

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                    How to handle the “what ifs” that keep parents up at night

                    It is not easy to be a parent of a teen in today’s world. There are so many dangers, distractions, and poor choices easily available for our kids to make. It could drive a parent crazy trying to protect their kid from all of that! The fact of the matter is, we cannot do that. [More...]

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