When I first began teaching, I thought academics were all that really mattered. But the more I worked with young people, the more I came to see that great intellect did not always come with a warm heart or a clear moral compass. I saw students crippled by sadness in their lives, or worry, or anxiety or anger and hurt that made learning a shadowy process. Slowly, I came to see not merely their minds but the totality of who they were, and who they were becoming. Read More »
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., NAES Executive Director, explores how our schools “offer the opportunity—whether it is for those who are yearning for an alternative, or those who stumble upon the value of that alternative by surprise—to view life in a new way.”
Biennial Conference 2016 handout from the workshops and Deep Dives. Materials are being added to this pages as they are submitted to NAES.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, 26th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, reflects on the Biblical concept of Jubilee and its expression as holy rest and creative freedom in Episcopal schools.