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Welcome to HeightsCast, the official podcast of The Heights School! Every other week, we feature interviews with teachers and educators here at The Heights School and elsewhere, on the education and formation of the type of man you’d want your daughter to marry. Our hope is that through this medium we can enlighten, inspire, and reassure the parents and friends of The Heights community, and parents and educators throughout the world. Join us!

HeightsCast: Forming Men Fully Alive The Heights School

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Welcome to HeightsCast, the official podcast of The Heights School! Every other week, we feature interviews with teachers and educators here at The Heights School and elsewhere, on the education and formation of the type of man you’d want your daughter to marry. Our hope is that through this medium we can enlighten, inspire, and reassure the parents and friends of The Heights community, and parents and educators throughout the world. Join us!

    On "Bullying": Guiding Future Protectors through Social Difficulties

    On "Bullying": Guiding Future Protectors through Social Difficulties

    Lower School Head, Colin Gleason, addresses "bullying" in today's podcast.  All across our fair land, schools feature "Say No to Bullying" posters in the same way that our public transit systems caution riders to "see something, say something." Our children have grown up on high alert that there is a troubled class of individuals out there--BULLIES--that is out to get them.  That may be true in some sense, but Colin pushes back on the idea that every instance of aggression or lack of charity is "bullying."  He offers advice for parents and schools working through tough social situations.  Through out the conversation, our Lower School Head grounds his guidance in the goal of raising boys into protectors.  Rather than telling young lads not to use their strength, we must channel that strength towards good, noble, and manly purposes.

    • 29 min
    Fr. Carter Griffin on Fostering Vocations in a Digital Age

    Fr. Carter Griffin on Fostering Vocations in a Digital Age

    Fr. Carter Griffin, Rector of the St. John Paul II Seminary in Washington, DC, shares his thoughts on vocation. Where are vocations coming from? What are the characteristics of homes that are conducive to our sons hearing the Lord's call? How has his approach to formation changed with the arrival of young men raised in a digital age? Fr. Griffin discusses all of this and more in today's podcast.

    • 46 min
    Building a Relationship of Trust with Your Son

    Building a Relationship of Trust with Your Son

    Our headmaster, Alvaro de Vicente, offers a lecture on how to build a solid relationship of trust with your son. This relationship matters because it is the context within which you will form your boy's character.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Character Formation in Elite Athletics: UVA Assistant Basketball Coach Brad Soderberg

    Character Formation in Elite Athletics: UVA Assistant Basketball Coach Brad Soderberg

    Brad Soderberg, Assistant Coach for the UVA Men's Basketball Team, shares his thoughts on coaching and parenting character through athletics at a very high level.

    • 27 min
    The Education of "Men Fully Alive": The Mission and Vision of The Heights

    The Education of "Men Fully Alive": The Mission and Vision of The Heights

    Hear our Headmaster, Alvaro de Vicente, explain the mission and vision of The Heights.  For 50 years, we have partnered with parents to form "men fully alive" by tending to the intellectual, moral, physical, and spiritual well-being of every boy.

    • 24 min
    Smart Phones: Why Wait When He's "The Only One."

    Smart Phones: Why Wait When He's "The Only One."

    Smart phones present unprecedented challenges to parents.  Consequently, we are encouraged to "wait until 8th."  Head of Heights Mentoring, Joe Cardenas, wonders whether we should hang in there just a little longer.  
     
    Have Smart Phones Destroyed a Generation, Jean Twenge (TheAtlantic.com)
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

    "Psychologically, however, they are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones."

    Teens find circumventing Apple’s parental controls is child’s play, Reed Albergotti (Washington Post)
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/15/teens-find-circumventing-apples-parental-controls-is-childs-play/
     
    “These are not rocket science, backdoor, dark Web sort of hacks,” said Chris McKenna, founder of the Internet safety group Protect Young Eyes. “It blows me away that Apple hasn’t thought through the fact that a persistent middle school boy or girl can bang around and find them.”

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

swac1102312 ,

Heights School

It is wonderful to have Richard Moss back with the podcast! After listening to David Maxham and his exceptional discourse on the intellectual linkage of mathematics and liberal arts, one can appreciate why Richard has so many applicants to the school. The Heights faculty have such an appealing vision in how they want to teach the intellectual and concomitant spiritual foundations required to develop the next generation of leaders. swac in Calif

Flynn boy ,

Great podcast!

Thank you for providing content that lifts men up and gives great insights into interesting topics.

Spellmanchris ,

Unique and Excellent School and Podcast!

Though my son is not old enough to attend The Heights, I benefit greatly from listening to these podcasts on a range of helpful topics for raising boys (and girls). Very practical, nitty-gritty topics such as smartphones, nature journals, and dressing well are interwoven into bigger themes such as building virtue and academic and professional excellence. Definitely my favorite podcast (and I listen to many)! Highly recommended to any parent, educator, or mentor!

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