I Accidentally Misgendered Someone! How Should I Respond?

October 20th is International Pronouns Day. According to the event’s website, this day “seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.” Last year, I wrote a post about the importance of respecting pronouns and how to introduce yourself with your pronouns (read...

More than an Athlete: Prioritizing Mental Health in High School Sports

Most of us are familiar with the positive mental and physical benefits of playing sports: regular exercise, strong social bonds with teammates, and a way to relieve stress and anxiety. Being an athlete builds positive character strengths and develops leadership skills that translate to other areas...

10 Things You Should Know about Character Strengths

Character strengths are integral to the science of Positive Psychology and are an important component of The Shipley School’s Positive Education framework. As part of Shipley’s commitment to Positive Education and the well-being of our entire school community, we celebrate a different character...

Diversity in the Sport of Rowing

Shipley's Director of Rowing, Scott Gavin-Wisniewski discusses the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the sport of rowing and how Shipley's Rowing Academy is working to counteract that. The program's strategic partnership with Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR) both informs how we advance DEI...

5 Coming of Age Books All Teens Should Read

We all have a book that’s transformed us or changed the way we think. These coming-of-age books are some of the most popular and have been changing lives for years and even decades. Here are five novels all teenagers should read and every parent should revisit:

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