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By Mary Cahill Farella
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Montrose Mini: Empathy for Yemen with Maevis Fahey '21
When Montrose Senior Maevis Fahey heard about the crisis in Yemen, she had no idea that she was about to become active in a cause.  "Connecting with empathy," as she says, has enabled her to bring awareness to the plight of the Yemeni people, and to challenge herself and anyone who will listen to put that empathy into action.
10:58
October 30, 2020
Celebrating Commencement 2020
Welcome to Season 3 of Montrose Podcast! In this episode you’ll hear highlights from Commencement 2020, a physically distanced, in-person event on the Montrose campus, celebrating this exceptional class as they embark on life after Montrose. Keynote speaker Melanie Francis, Vice President and Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO at Akamai Technologies and P ‘16, shares her wisdom and encouragement with the graduates. Seniors Sarah Ling and Sophie Kocho also address the audience, sending their classmates forth with hearty laughs, big smiles and thankful hearts.
41:32
October 22, 2020
Opening School in a Pandemic
Welcome to Season 3 of Montrose Podcast! In this episode, Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin gives us an insider’s view of what it’s like to be opening school in the midst of a pandemic. From the stringent safety protocols to the heightened teacher collaboration to the exuberance of the students, there is certainly more “new” than “normal,” but the Maverick spirit is running strong.
21:10
September 24, 2020
The Sweet Spot: Where Social Emotional Learning, Civics and Character Education Meet
What habits and skill sets do children need to flourish? That’s what our experts have devoted their lives to discovering. Hear what Dr. Marc Brackett, Dr. Karen Bohlin and Louise Dubé have to say about their respective areas of expertise: Social Emotional Learning, Character Education, and Civics Education. The Kern Family Foundation Partners in Character and Educational Leadership (KPCEL) co-Director Dr. Hardin Coleman and colleagues Dr. Ariel Tichnor-Wagner and Deborah Farmer Kris join the conversation as we explore what these areas of learning mean, how they intersect and what makes them vital to our children’s development. 
56:54
June 4, 2020
Let's Talk about Race
NPR issued its Podcast Challenge again this year, and Barbara Whitlock’s AP Language and Composition class at Montrose once again answered the call. Earlier this year, these juniors chose the topic of “Breaking Racial Barriers through Courageous Conversations.” It resonates in an amazingly timely way with the extreme racial tensions we’re currently experiencing as a nation.
26:39
June 1, 2020
Celebrating the Class of 2020
Like all of their senior class peers, the Montrose Class of 2020 is graduating, but without the traditional graduation that they’ve anticipated. This episode is dedicated to their spirit, their generosity and their joy. Hear from the graduates themselves as well as their grade level mentor, Deborah Farmer Kris.
19:02
May 24, 2020
More on Why Poetry Matters
Welcome to this continued exploration of why poetry matters, especially during quarantine. Special guests include Theresa Monteiro, an MFA student at the University of New Hampshire, and Montrose sophomore Jenn Uche.
19:59
May 5, 2020
Why Poetry Matters
April is National Poetry Month! Explore why poetry matters, and celebrate with a poetry potpourri put on by members of the Montrose community.
22:38
April 18, 2020
Building Community During Coronavirus
Coronavirus has us all doing things differently, whether we’re on the front lines at hospitals or on the checkout lines at grocery stores. In this episode, we’ll talk about what it’s like to build community and create connections, albeit virtually. We’ll hear from several different members of the Montrose community about what it’s like to experience the new normal: together, while apart.
20:04
April 3, 2020
Special Edition: The New Normal
Welcome to this Special Edition of Montrose Podcast. In this unprecedented time of dealing with Coronavirus, we have all had to respond to a new reality, and reimagine life as we know it. The Montrose community is far-reaching, with students from 7 different countries and 53 different towns. Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin joins us to talk about the “new normal” we are all facing.
09:53
March 20, 2020
Love Your Enemies with Arthur C. Brooks
Our guest for this episode of Montrose Podcast is social scientist, Harvard professor and New York Times bestselling author, Arthur C. Brooks. His most recent book is called Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt. Dr. Brooks just gave a talk at Montrose as part of the LifeCompass Institute Speaker Series, sponsored by The Elizabeth Schickel Foundation. We previewed that talk with a mini podcast, and now invite you into the full conversation about how to love our enemies.
37:50
January 31, 2020
Montrose Mini: Love Your Enemies with Arthur C. Brooks
Our guest for this Montrose Mini is social scientist, Harvard professor and New York Times bestselling author, Arthur C. Brooks. His most recent book is called Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt. In it, he culls together social science, ancient wisdom, and historical biographies to show us how to counteract contempt, in our relationships and in our everyday interactions. Enjoy this preview of his Love Your Enemies talk at Montrose School on Thursday, January 30th as part of the LifeCompass Institute Speaker Series, sponsored by The Elizabeth Schickel Foundation.
07:34
January 17, 2020
Giving that Forms Character
You know that your gift to Montrose helps girls form good habits of mind, heart and character.... but did you know that you could win Pats tickets, too? This year's Annual Fund has a fun new twist: the chance to win 4 tickets to a Patriots game! Listen to Dr. Michael Roberto, Bryant University Professor, proud father of Montrose senior Celia Roberto, and new member of Montrose's Board of Trustees, on why it's important to give back.
04:54
December 9, 2019
The Capstone Experience
What’s the antidote to “senior slide?” At Montrose, it’s called the Capstone Project. Each Senior delves into a topic of her choosing, culminating in a 20-page paper and a 15-minute presentation. Associate Head of School Katie Elrod oversees the program, and celebrates each student’s success. Several of the members of the Class of 2019 talk about what it’s like to take on this culminating project of their Montrose education, with topics ranging from The Opioid Crisis to Technology’s Effect on Happiness to Concussions in the NFL.
31:24
November 25, 2019
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.
08:30
November 15, 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.
08:40
November 15, 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. 
06:06
November 15, 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. 
28:54
November 15, 2019
The Middle School Experience
What’s the Middle School experience like at Montrose? Hear from both teachers and students as they tell us about Montrose’s signature programs and diverse opportunities for this highly developmental time in a student’s life.
29:31
October 29, 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.
19:07
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.
32:06
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.
28:12
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 benefited from it: Keynote speaker Dr. Nichole Mercier '94, and the Class of 2018 Co-Valedictorians Anneka Ignatius and Elizabeth Ling.
24:03
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.
34:11
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.
03:07
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.
17:29
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.
24:22
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.
24:48
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.
14:28
October 12, 2018