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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.

Dr. Grauer's Column - Grauer Student Flies to DC for Gun Violence Summit

This week's column features a guest author, Grauer junior Sophie S., describing her recent trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Student Gun Violence Summit. Sophie said, "The goal was to create a Student Bill of Rights for participants to bring back to their own communities."

Dr. Grauer's Column - Voice

This week, Dr. Grauer presents The Grauer School's Annual Report, displaying an infrastructure more refined than bricks and mortar can. In a great organization, every part and every individual share the intelligence and values of the whole, and all are in constant motion. This is "culture."

Dr. Grauer's Column - The Black Box

In the midst of college admissions season, Dr. Grauer takes a long look at what it really takes to get into college these days. Are our schools creating the kind of students who can thrive under academic rigor they'll encounter in college?

Dr. Grauer's Column - How to Be A Happier Parent

Welcome to our "book café by blog" which will walk you through the book, How to Be A Happier Parent, by KJ Dell'Antonia. With the following guide, you can consider big parenting questions, or even guide others through some of parenting's biggest, toughest issues.

Dr. Grauer's Column - Checking All the Boxes

When parents are searching for a new school, each family may have very different expectations from teachers and schools. Is it possible for a school to "check all the boxes" and be everything to everyone?

Dr. Grauer's Column - Living in The Village

In this week's column, Dr. Grauer looks back to when he first became a teacher in Greenwich Village in the 1970's, on the cusp of an age of global and cultural interaction.