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Blue School NYC educators explore the transformative power of Balance in school and at home. Parents, teachers and educational experts share ideas and offer possibilities for finding our footing in today's ever-changing landscape.

On Balance: Parenting and Education Blue School

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Blue School NYC educators explore the transformative power of Balance in school and at home. Parents, teachers and educational experts share ideas and offer possibilities for finding our footing in today's ever-changing landscape.

    Presence and Showing Up in the Time of COVID-19 with Dr. Daniel Siegel

    Presence and Showing Up in the Time of COVID-19 with Dr. Daniel Siegel

    In this episode Dawn Williams speaks with Dr. Daniel Siegel, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Dan shares wisdom from his recent book, The Power of Showing Up, along with specific ways his research can support parents with the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to his work at the Mindsight Institute, Dan is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, and Founding Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. A beloved Blue School Advisory Board member and thought-partner, Dan has been a part of Blue School since its inception.

    • 35 Min.
    The Gift of Presence with Caroline Welch

    The Gift of Presence with Caroline Welch

    Dawn Williams speaks with Caroline Welch, co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute, and author of The Gift Of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women. Caroline shares techniques for cultivating presence, a new way to frame our thinking about stress, and other strategies for living mindfully. A longtime friend of Blue School, Caroline’s research and recommendations are especially helpful now.

    • 18 Min.
    In Conversation with Blue School Librarian Laura Winnick: Summer 2020

    In Conversation with Blue School Librarian Laura Winnick: Summer 2020

    This week Dawn Williams speaks with Laura Winnick, Blue School Librarian and middle school faculty member. Laura shares some of the books she read and reread during this time at home, as well as recommendations for adults and middle schoolers going forward. Have a pencil nearby for all her summer reading recommendations.

    • 24 Min.
    Finding Joy on Zoom through Arts Education with Alex Kavo, Mariangela Lopez, Caroline McAuliffe, Megan Moncrief and Will Steinberger

    Finding Joy on Zoom through Arts Education with Alex Kavo, Mariangela Lopez, Caroline McAuliffe, Megan Moncrief and Will Steinberger

    Episode 9: Finding Joy on Zoom through Arts Education with Alex Kavo, Mariangela Lopez, Caroline McAuliffe, Megan Moncrief and Will Steinberger

    • 34 Min.
    Fostering Engagement and Expression at Home with Mollie McQuarrie

    Fostering Engagement and Expression at Home with Mollie McQuarrie

    In this episode, Dawn Williams speaks with Mollie McQuarrie, Blue School’s Pre-primary Studio and Materials Specialist. Mollie is a parent, visual artist, musician, and educator specializing in aesthetic education. Here she shares ideas for fostering engagement and expression and finding novelty during our extended time at home.

    • 35 Min.
    Teens, Media, and Critical Thinking with Laura Winnick & Caitlin Barry

    Teens, Media, and Critical Thinking with Laura Winnick & Caitlin Barry

    In this episode, Dawn Williams speaks with Laura Winnick and Caitlin Barry, members of the middle school faculty at Blue School. They share their love of media and media studies as they discuss tools and strategies for engaging with teens around the content they consume and create.

    • 31 Min.

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