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Klingbrief is a monthly publication of recommended books, articles, and other media of interest offered by and for independent school educators. Each issue covers a broad range of diverse and timely issues, providing a synopsis of a current topic. 2 years of issues are archived. To obtain a free subscription, or to submit comments regarding past or future issues, please e-mail klingbrief@tc.columbia.edu.

The Marshall Memo, published since 2003, is designed to keep principals, teachers, superintendents, and others very well-informed on current research and best practices in the field. Kim Marshall, drawing on his experience as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, consultant, and writer, lightens the load of busy educators by serving as their "designated reader."

The Fear Equation by Michael Thompson

Fear infects the relationship between independent school teachers and independent school parents — a fear that is often denied and only painfully approached.  I see evidence of this fear throughout the independent school world, no matter how much a particular school may say it is a "community," or "like family."  

Open Space or "Unconference" - Basic Structure (PDF)

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