Catherine Steiner-Adair to Present The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.

Greensboro Day School will host Catherine Steiner-Adair on April 26 as the McLendon Society Speaker. Dr. Steiner-Adair will help parents understand the ways in which technology and media are putting children at risk at each stage of development, from infancy through young adulthood, and challenging what it means to be a family. 

Drawing on real life stories from her clinical work with children and families and her consulting work with educators and experts across the Country, Dr. Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater understanding, authority and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution that is unfolding in their living room.

The audience will learn the skills to distinguish between educational, healthy and unhealthy use, and practical strategies for nourishing deep attention, creativity, empathy and meaningful relationships.

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Sloan Theatre for this insightful speaker. This event is open to the public and admission is free. 

 

 

 

 

  

 


School News

LS Director Letter: February 10
Posted 02/10/2017 10:00AM

Dear Lower School Parents, 

It has been a busy week in the Lower School!  We hosted a New Parent Luncheon on Monday, we continued the book club with Catherine Steiner-Adair’s book The Big Disconnect, we held the Parents’ Association meeting and the Lower School Parent Advisory meeting, and we welcomed a number of visitors.  

Also this week, I had the privilege of attending a forum about the economics of early childhood investment called Kidonomics, hosted by the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University.  Along with current and former governors, scientists, researchers, health care professionals, business leaders, economists and educators, Crissy Anderson, Emilee Transou, Randy Doss and I discussed the impact of investing in early education.  The good news is that you have made an excellent choice for both your children and for the greater community by making education a priority.  Bravo!

One of the most profound takeaways for me was that there is both a business case and a brain case for investing in education.  The business case clearly demonstrates that there is an increasing gap between the skills businesses need and those currently available. There aren’t nearly enough people in the work force who can think critically, problem solve at an increasing pace and collaborate with diverse colleagues.  There is also a quantifiable benefit to individuals who invest in early education to the tune of about a seven dollar return for each dollar spent.  The brain case argues that there are optimal windows during which important sensory, language and higher cognitive neural circuits are established, and those windows are when children are young.  

Thank you for trusting us with your children during this critical developmental period.  The research proves you won’t regret it!
 
Next week we will celebrate the 100th day of school, and we will cheer on the Bengals at the state playoffs for wresting and basketball. 

Warm regards,

Gillian S. Goodman, M.Ed., M.B.A.
Lower School Director  

  • February 20, 2017
    • Presidents' Day, Winter Break School Closed
    • Swim Team States
    • Swim Team States
    February 21, 2017
    • Lower and Middle School Teacher Workday; No Classes BB-8
    February 22, 2017
    • 10:15 a.m. Late Start for Students; BB-12 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    February 24, 2017
    • State Playoffs (Basketball)

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