Joe Iuliano's Blog

List of 17 news stories.

  • Aristotle to Sizer to Brimmer to You

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    If he were still with us today, Aristotle would undoubtedly be mortified with the logic of this argument and my reference to his thinking here, but he would, I believe, be pleased with the demonstrated mastery of Brimmer students at the conclusion of each school year.
  • The Lastings

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs
    The end of every school year brings feels of accomplishment, of achievement, and of lasting. Accomplishment and achievement are well-understood and are easily and rightfully recognized in the posting of final grades, awarding of certificates of completion, conferring of honors and diplomas.
  • Learning One’s ABCs

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs
    At age 4, PK students are introduced to the letters of the English alphabet: A-B-C-D-E-F-G…we all can remember the ABC song, learning letters watching Sesame Street or Barney, using flashcards, writing big letters on lined sheets of paper, and other activities in and out of school.
  • Reading Minds

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs
    This is a time for reading—the moment calls for it. This is not an opportunity to read, for no such circumstance as this could truly be considered opportune.
  • Faculty Professional Development in the Time of COVID-19

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Getting up to speed through professional development (“speed” being a relative term here) for remote learning is not the same process as most typical teacher professional development (PD). 
  • First Day of (Remote) School

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    On March 31, it’s time to break out a second set of back-to-school clothes, sharpen up your pencils, get out your notebooks, put on your thinking caps, and pull up next to your friends online.
  • The Golden Portal

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    “When you enter [the Portal], you come face-to-face with someone in a distant portal and can converse as if in the same room.” — Shared Studios
  • Stream of English Unconsciousness

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Our English teachers at Brimmer and May are awesome and deliver the goods to our students. Their charges at every grade level read, write, and speak in class. Our teachers’ former students--we call them the School’s graduates or alums--consistently tell us, in plain English, that they were not only extraordinarily well prepared to write in college, but were the go-to copy editors for their friends, roommates, and dorm co-habitants. They’re that good.
     
  • Knowledge is Power

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    If you can Google something—presumably you can Google everything—do you actually need to know anything anymore?
  • College Counseling, Not College Coaching

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    And how does a college counselor effectively capture a student in a school recommendation if she doesn’t know the student? Maybe one doesn’t—but ours do.
  • Benefits of Singing in a Chorus

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Recently, I sat in on a Greenline rehearsal conducted by Scott Koven. During the class Mr. Koven put his group of approximately 30 Upper School students through their paces in preparation for the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Homecoming.
  • Boutique School? No. A Unique School: A “Gemmary School”

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Our gems are our students, who have great potential to shine. We help polish up their facets...and help them become the gemstones they have the potential to be.
  • To Pay or Not to Pay? That is the Que$tion

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    In mid-September, the answer from California lawmakers, who approved a bill to “allow athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image and likeness for marketing purposes,” was a resounding “yes.”
  • The InHumanity of It All

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    NPR recently presented data about the college fields of study that lead most directly to profitable career paths for graduates.
  • Roamin’ and Greek Day

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    The four days of school following the Memorial Day Weekend are like an in-house Winterim trip: days full of presentations and performances, walking tours and “museums” (exhibitions), cultural events and local traditions.
  • What’s Next in Education

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Read about the predictions by organizations, media outlets, and researchers about the future of education.
  • Going Global

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Winterim provides our students with the opportunity to travel abroad with classmates and friends to explore other parts of the world. Learn more in Mr. Iuliano's reflection about the Winterim Program.
    • Assistant Head of Academic Affairs Joe Iuliano

      Assistant Head of Academic Affairs Joe Iuliano

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