What Kids Need To Do Their Best Work

Jul 25, 2022 7:45:00 AM

Understanding ourselves is the first step to understanding how to do your best work. As adults, we are cognizant of the environment needed for us to be our best: level of ideal structure, types of colleagues who complement us best, independence, clear guidance. We learn this overtime, throughout different professional experiences. But what about our students? How do we help them understand the conditions needed for them to do their best work, and are we providing an environment in which they can thrive as self-aware, curious, inquisitive, self-advocating learners? 

The Soundtrack of the Final Week

May 25, 2022 10:42:52 PM

If you were to create a musical score for the school year, you would feel the cyclical crescendos building toward the end of each trimester. Over the past week, the beat quickened and volume intensified in the background music of our lives at Proctor as we celebrated student work and began preparations for commencement on Saturday.

European Art Classroom: Final Thoughts from Spring 2022

May 24, 2022 10:47:16 AM

What was the first thing I heard when I told my peers I would be joining the Euro spring 2022 group? “Why would you want to give up your senior spring”?

Mountain Classroom: The Circles That Shape Us

May 23, 2022 7:50:42 AM

Circles are pretty sweet. The wheel – Revolutionary. M+Ms – Undoubtedly the best part of any gorp mix. 

Proctor en Segovia: In Their Words

May 22, 2022 1:47:17 PM

As their trimester-long linguistic and cultural immersion program comes to a close, three students reflect on the Proctor en Segovia experience and describe this longstanding off-campus program in their own words.

Read This Before it’s Banned: Culture and Conflict Examines Censorship in Literature

May 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM

One of the first recorded instances of book censorship was in 1637 when Thomas Morton’s New Canaan was banned in Puritan New England for its criticism of Puritan beliefs. The censorship of written work, especially books, has become exponentially more common as society has evolved.

The Journey: Finishing Up Strong or "25 or 6 to 4"

May 20, 2022 8:55:13 AM

The signs of the end of school are everywhere. As I write this, I can hear the concluding strains of Act I of the spring musical wafting down the halls in the basement of the Wilkins Meeting House and Norris Family Theater.  We have great representation of students and faculty from Proctor, as well as faculty children from Andover Elementary and Middle School; I, too, am in the play. “Shrek!” is Proctor’s spring musical, which opened last evening.

Proctor Drama Presents: Shrek! The Musical

May 19, 2022 1:23:01 PM

From faculty and staff (and their children) playing key roles in the show to our Head of School Brian Thomas making a cameo as Shrek's father in the opening scene to a talented cast of students from all corners of campus, Proctor Drama's production of Shrek! The Musical is truly a community-wide show. After two months of rehearsals, the cast and crew take the stage for opening night on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 PM in the Wilkins Meeting House. 

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