Head of School’s Reading List: Fall 2022

Book ReadingBlog

This is the latest installment of Jeff Leahy’s suggested reading list. You can look back through previous blog posts for other suggestions.   A nice variety of choices for your…

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Head of School Reading List: Spring 2022

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The books for this period of writing were primarily selected for enjoyment.  Most of them were read during the two-week spring break we completed in March, but it has taken…

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Book suggestions for the holidays

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Heading into the holiday season, gifting a book is always a good idea. Here are some of my suggestions from the last few months. Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Velvet was the Night…

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Morning Workouts with the Head of School

It’s 5:45 in the morning and campus is silent, with the exception of a few cattle dogs barking on the far side of the Crystal River. There are not many…

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Reading Suggestions for Winter Break

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As we head into the winter break and the gifting season, I thought I would share my most recent reads. Erik Larson’s portrait of Churchill is really a fascinating read.…

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The Importance of Relationships in Learning

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It is widely understood that human beings are social learners and that everything that we know outside of our own experience is based on a platform of social trust. Whether…

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The Teenage Brain

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I am sitting with my son on a plane the day he turned thirteen, and almost precisely at the moment that would mark his birthday, the sweet little boy presented…

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Happiness

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As a nation, we seem more obsessed with being happy than at any time before, and research would suggest that this pursuit of happiness has only made us unhappier. It…

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Hanging out with the Head of School

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CRMS is an intentionally small student community, and the reasons for this were clear on Halloween night when over 50 costumed teenagers gathered to celebrate the occasion down at the…

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