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 17
Posted 02/17/2017 10:00AM

Dear Lower School Parents, 

I admit it.  I am a nerd.  The interesting thing is that I am more of a nerd now than I was as a student. Believe it or not, I attribute my love of learning to GDS.  As an adult, this school not only allowed but challenged me to learn and grow on my own, with faculty, with the community, with parents and with children.  As a parent, I see this love of learning growing in my child every day.  She talks about things like the Chinese Dynasty cycle and current events at the dinner table, over breakfast she challenges me with intriguing math problems, we peruse her science journal entries on Sunday afternoons, and my house is filled daily with beautiful violin music.
Really spectacular moments happen when she makes connections.  This weekend, for example, we visited the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.  The walls of the actual courtroom contain several large friezes with allegorical figures.  She immediately recognized the figures she had studied recently and understood why they were there.
 
There is nothing more powerful and, in my opinion, more important than developing the hearts and minds of children who will step into a world of unknowns.  It is clear to me that GDS gives all children the confidence, the foundations and the skills to continue to ask questions, to wonder why and how, and to discover solutions to problems we don’t even know exist yet.

By next week, you should have received a re-enrollment email from Info Snap.  I invite you to join me in re-enrolling your children so that they can continue on this truly special journey of lifelong learning.  Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Calendar:

 Monday , February 20, 2017 – no school
 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – teacher work day – no school grades BB-8
 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – late start, 10:15 a.m.

By the way, I think the groundhog was wrong!

Warm regards,

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

  • March 27, 2017
    March 29, 2017
    • Parents' Association Meeting 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMKaplan Lobby, Sloan Theatre
    March 31, 2017
    • Bengal Games 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • April 1, 2017
    • Greensboro Day Soiree 6:30 PM to 9:30 PMRevolution Mill Events Center, 900 Revolution Mill Dr, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
    April 3, 2017
    • Upper School Conferences; No Classes Grades 9-12

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