Dear Wye River Upper School Families and Friends,
We are delighted to announce an exciting upcoming event that will ignite our passion for education and inspire us to think critically about the future of our schools. The Book Talk event, centered around the thought-provoking book "What Schools Could Be" by Ted Dintersmith, will take place on Tuesday, September 26, at 8 PM. We warmly invite all members of our community to join us for an engaging and enlightening discussion (click to register).
"What Schools Could Be" is a transformative work that challenges conventional ideas about education and provides a fresh perspective on what schools can achieve. Ted Dintersmith, an esteemed author and education advocate, explores the innovative approaches and transformative practices revolutionizing education nationwide. Drawing on his experiences visiting schools and meeting with educators, Dintersmith presents a compelling vision of what education could be and highlights the inspiring stories of teachers and students who are already pushing the boundaries of traditional schooling.
The Book Talk event will be a unique opportunity for us to come together as a community, share our thoughts and ideas, and engage in meaningful conversations about the future of education. It will be a space for lively discussions to explore the themes and concepts presented in "What Schools Could Be" and consider their relevance to our educational experiences. Mr. Dintersmith will join us to discuss his book and our experiences!
We encourage students, parents, faculty, and staff to read "What Schools Could Be" before the event. The book is available at our local library and bookstores, and digital copies can be accessed through e-book platforms. The book is free on Audible. Reading the book in advance will allow us to delve deeper into the content during the Book Talk.
We are incredibly excited about this event and the opportunity it presents to envision the future of education at Wye River Upper School. We hope to see you all there, ready to engage in stimulating discussions and contribute to the collective exploration of what schools can become.
Stephanie Borges Folarin
Head of School