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Dr. Grauer's Column - Tikkun Olam

Grauer Schools students are spread all over the world this week on expedition and Dr. Grauer, staying home this round to mind the shop, revisits this phenomenal student journey to Israel, exactly 11 years ago, more relevant today than ever.

Dr. Grauer's Column - How To Find A Zebra

Dr. Grauer reflects on this week's college-admissions scandal and the controls we place on their children’s education. Read about how zebras, brain injury rehab, anxiety, Trevor Olson, and Greta Sundberg (a 15-year-old from Stockholm) all play into a jarring wake-up call.

Dr. Grauer's Column - HappySadMadGlad

Students can be "happysadmadglad" as they experience a swirl of ideas, conflicts, and self-doubts in their daily lives. In this week's column, Dr. Grauer discusses an important topic that all parents should be aware of—how to tell if your teen is suffering from depression.

Dr. Grauer's Column - My Heroes

In this week's column, Dr. Grauer reflects on his heroes in the field of education, and laments that the real heroes often go unrecognized. Who will be your child's heroes, as they reflect back on their school years?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Loafing Aimlessly

Great realizations occur when we’re chilling — staring up at the sky, out to sea, or wandering among trees, fully “there.” This week, Dr. Grauer asks the question: is “doing your own thing” wise or is it is a waste of time?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Applying To Private School: Is It Stressful?

In this week's column, Dr. Grauer offers an enlightened view into the private school admissions process. What if your best-fit, life-changing school or even a whole other way to see “school” was right in your community and you never even explored it?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Danny Pliskin

Growing up, our children all have influences in school and friendships that shape them. But who do they know that might be teaching them even more? Who is across the hedgerow? Who is their Danny Pliskin?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Do You Have a Self-Driven Child?

Is your child self-driven and in charge of their own lives? This week's column gives some important advice for parents who want to set their children on a path towards being responsible for getting their work done, without nagging, arguing, and constant reminders.

Dr. Grauer's Column - Kurt Hahn Is In My Tribe

In this week's column, Dr. Grauer reflects on the influence that Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound, had on the guiding principles and core values of The Grauer School.


Dr. Grauer's Column - Home for the Holidays

This week's column features a guest author, KJ Dell'Antonia, author of the book "How to be a Happier Parent". KJ shares some tips for managing experiences and expectations for kids and parents during the holidays.


Dr. Grauer's Column - John Taylor Gatto: Teacher As Un-Hero

Dr. Grauer gives a moving tribute this week to John Taylor Gatto, who died recently. Gatto was one of modern times' most influential and courageous people but he was not a banker, media mogul, athlete or rock star. He was a teacher — a teacher Socrates would have been pleased to know.