Montrose Podcast

Habits of Mind

An episode of Montrose Podcast

By Mary Cahill Farella
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Montrose Mini: The Truth about Vaping with Sophie Kocho '20
In this Montrose Mini, Senior Sophie Kocho shares what she learned about vaping during her summer internship at UMass Medical Center, specifically how vaping affects adolescents. Sophie’s impressive research will help you to think critically about this new cultural phenomenon. Her concern for others will warm your heart.
October 10, 2019
Montrose Mini: A New School Year with Dr. Karen Bohlin
For this Montrose Mini, we catch up with Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin to talk about what it’s like to start a new school year, for both students and parents.
October 9, 2019
Montrose Mini: "Does Your Face Light Up?"
Enjoy this quick "read" of Deborah Farmer Kris' article, "Does Your Face Light Up?": Five Words That Changed My Teaching and Parenting. 
September 17, 2019
Celebrating Commencement 2019
Experience highlights from Montrose Commencement 2019, including remarks from keynote speaker Dr. Jehanna Peerzada, Class of 1986, and Valedictorian Caroline Churney, proud member of the graduating class. 
August 6, 2019
What Would Siri Say?
Do you talk to Siri? When Barbara Whitlock’s AP Language and Composition class took on NPR’s Podcast Challenge, they tackled this and other questions about themselves. In the process, they created their very own podcast episode, entitled “Firewalls to Connection.” Listen to it here, and then hear takeaways from these Montrose eleventh graders about accepting the Podcast Challenge.
May 17, 2019
Dr. Karen Bohlin on What Girls Need to Lead
Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin talks with parents from Montrose and the wider community about how they can help give young women the habits of mind, heart and character that they need to lead. From the importance of making mistakes, and how to overcome them, to the benefit of making one small change, Dr. Bohlin covers the pitfalls and opportunities that lay wait in any given day of parenting. Most of all, she encourages parents and educators to “teach like coaches” in calling girls to greatness.
April 5, 2019
Dr. Kerry Cronin on Dating and Friendship
Nationally renowned Boston College Professor Dr. Kerry Cronin, known as the "Dating Professor," visits Montrose to talk with Upper School students and parents about the importance of relationships. Professor Cronin talks about the hook-up culture that's prevalent on college campuses today, and why she encourages her first-year students to ask a "person of interest" out on a date. Join us for a discussion that spans from Aristotle's definition of "love of the good" to modern-day rules for a successful first date.
March 17, 2019
Reflections on Montrose Commencement 2018
To understand the power of a Montrose education that is steeped in the liberal arts and informed by habits of heart, mind, and character, let’s hear from those who have most recently benefited from it: the Class of 2018. Co-Valedictorians Anneka Ignatius and Elizabeth Ling share their reflections on what it was like to be called to greatness at Montrose.
February 8, 2019
Habits of Mind
What are the Habits of Mind that can help us learn a new skill, build a new habit, or stop procrastinating? Deborah Farmer Kris, Montrose Teacher and LifeCompass Associate Director, sheds light on these topics and more in this episode of Montrose Podcast.
January 25, 2019
Giving That Matters
We all want to give in a way that matters. Hear about how your support of the Montrose Annual Fund contributes to the power of a Montrose education—shaping lives, and our world, for the better.
December 21, 2018
Life After Montrose, Part Two
To see how transformational a Montrose education is, we need look no further than our own Montrose Alumnae. Listen in as Molly Cahill ‘16 and Gabby Landry ‘18 share reflections on their Montrose experiences, and how they helped make them the women they are today.
December 7, 2018
Life After Montrose, Part One
To see how transformational a Montrose education is, we need look no further than our own Montrose Alumnae. Listen in as Grace Schiller '13 and Clara Cahill Farella '16 share reflections on their Montrose experiences, and how they helped make them the women they are today.
December 7, 2018
Why Math Matters
Yes, Math matters... but did you know it was a language?! Have a listen as we talk with three Montrose Math teachers about why math matters, how they teach it, and how it impacts their students and our world.
November 20, 2018
Design Thinking
What is Design Thinking, and how can it help us navigate problems? Hear from Bryant University Professor Dr. Michael A. Roberto and Montrose English Department Head Barbara Whitlock in this inaugural episode.
October 12, 2018
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