Lise's Lens: February 10, 2022

This week, Lise talks about an interesting MOMA exhibit, a conversation on supporting first-generation college students, a podcast from author/speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims (who'll be speaking to the CSW community this spring!), and her reactions to recent topics of discussion in advisory and assembly.


  • I found this cool article (Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture form China), on art teacher Alison Safford's padlet regarding an exhibit at MOMA (the museum of Modern Art) in NYC on architecture and sustainability in China, which is arguably where most of the world's construction is taking place now. This is the kind of creativity our world needs! 


  • I recently attended a webinar called “The President’s View: Supporting Today’s Students,” featuring Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In it he and others shared their thoughts on how colleges can better support first-generation students
  • Since hearing Julie Lythcott Haims in person five or six years ago at a NAIS People of Color Conference, I've been hooked. I love how easily I can connect to her. She is bold, candid, and real. In her latest newsletter she has a link to a recent podcast she made with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg (Long Distance Love Bombs Podcast) around her idea of "how we can ensure that all of us will make it.” It's called: Go help the Stranger in Aisle Nine. I was inspired and energized by it!

    Oh! And here's the added bonus! Julie will be with us on Zoom for a special program on the evening of March 31, so mark your calendars!


  • This week in advisory all students watched this video about what Black History Month is or means to people from all over the world.  Everyone was asked to think about a few queries that got me thinking as well.

  • I find myself thinking a lot about the presentation on microaggressions our IDEA committee shared last week. I thought it was excellent. It was to-the-point, non-accusatory, and solution-oriented. 


I absolutely loved this display the library put together, offering book recommendations based on where you might be and how you might be feeling at this particular moment in time. So creative and fun!

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.