Thursday, January 07, 2010

Peak Performance and Emotional Balance

This week’s faculty meeting included a talk by Richard Ginsberg Ph.D.,designed to help us balance our students’ desire for peak performance with their need to grow up healthy and emotionally balanced. Dr. Ginsberg spoke about the adolescent body and mind and how it develops. He helped us understand what we should expect at various ages. He explained what top athletes experience during peak performance as well as helping us understand what psychology professionals consider to be an emotionally healthy adolescent. What he left us with, however, was a re-affirmation of our core values as a school and a commitment to work hard to enable our students to become young adults whom we will be proud to have taught.

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