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Pilot Post – July 12, 2022

Dear Families,  In case you missed it, earlier this month, the CDC changed its guidance for developmental milestones.  Among many nuances, crawling was taken out as a milestone altogether, walking…

Pilot Post – May 12, 2022

Dear Families,  Over the weekend, a friend sent me a list of the 25 most watched TED Talks of all time.  It was a fun list to peruse.  I’ve watched…

Pilot post – April 29, 2022

Dear Families,  Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and Pilot sure does have so much to be thankful for.  Perhaps one of my favorite things to brag about when I…

Pilot Post – April 22, 2022

Dear Families,  This week, Pilot alum and Disney Imagineer Dan Joseph sent me an op-ed about the power of dyslexia in the workforce.  The article outlined several different reports that…

Pilot Post – April 14, 2022

Dear Families,  This week, I read this great Op-Ed from the Hechinger Report about “socially responsible social reading” in college classes.  It explored the various applications of a new approach…

Pilot Post – March 11, 2022

Dear Families,  Last weekend, a parent sent me this TED Talk by Sal Khan of Khan Academy.  The talk focuses on the importance of teaching to mastery and offers some…

Pilot Post – Feb 11, 2022

Dear Families,  On Tuesday, researchers from the University of Delaware’s TELL Lab were on campus to lead our Lower Division students through a fun listening comprehension activity as part of…

Pilot Post – Feb 4, 2022

Dear Families,  Tuesday marked the start of Black History Month and students in all divisions at Pilot have begun various thematic units that honor both the triumphs and struggles of…

Pilot Post – Jan 28, 2022

Dear Families,  Yesterday, I read this great article from Tom Harrison for the Greater Good Science Center about character education and its utility for changing the online behavior of children…

Pilot Post – Jan 21, 2022

Dear Families,  This week in our Weekly Video, we asked students to tell us what they are good at–a simple question that resulted in an adorable video, one I hope…