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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.