WeCare Speaker At The Grauer School: Dr. John Ratey
Dr. John Ratey, a psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School and one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection, spoke at Grauer on Thursday, December 6. He told the audience of families from across San Diego County about the numerous studies that show exercise is key to achieving optimal physical and mental health. Dr. Ratey says he is on a world-wide mission to re-engineer schools, corporations and individual lifestyle practices to include more exercise.
Dr. Ratey signed copies of his two recent books, "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" and "Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization".
The event was presented by the WeCare consortium of independent San Diego schools. In February, WeCare will present a talk by Dr. Christopher Willard on "Teaching Mindfulness and Resilience in Children."
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 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.
On Thursday, March 7, the Girl Rising Club hosted a Cafe Night in collaboration with Visual and Performing Arts Department to raise money for Daraja Academy, an all girls boarding school in Kenya.
On Friday, March 8, the Pre-Calculus class presented their annual Carnival Games during lunchtime, where Grauer students and teachers could play some fun games of chance for a quarter. It's an exciting way to end their Probability and Statistics unit!
On Thursday, March 7, Tori Faxon's 7th Grade Global Insights class played a fun Geography game after learning about the physical and political geography of Asia. The students lined up in 2 lines and took turns competing to name geographical locations on the globe.
Grauer's Film Studies class went on a field trip on Friday, March 8 to take a a tour of the student-run CHSTV television studio, where they were able to view broadcast equipment in action during a live broadcast.