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With five decades of experience as an educator and mentor, Chancellor Stephen Spahn has a wealth of experience and insights to share. As the longest-serving leader of an independent school in New York City — and Chancellor of The Dwight Schools, our global network of campuses that spans three continents and dates back over 40 years — he is highly regarded worldwide for his expertise. Also a former Board member of the International Baccalaureate, Chancellor Spahn is often called upon to participate in shaping the future of the IB.

With the launch of his monthly blog in September, he enjoys sharing his perspective and impressions on a range of educational topics of interest. These include insights into some of Dwight's proud traditions, expectations for innovation, thoughts about what's happening in the world of the IB, and more. We invite you to read his latest post here, join in with comments, share it with your friends and family, and come back again!
What is equal parts carnival, education technology fair, and scavenger hunt? The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair for students from kindergarten–grade 8 and their families!

We invite you to attend this hands-on learning and fun-filled event on Saturday, November 8, 10:00 am–3:30 pm, at NEST+m School, 111 Columbia Street, in downtown Manhattan. Hosted by Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC, a non-profit organization that provides parents with educational resources to better support the strengths and talents of their children, the Ed Tech Family Day A’Fair is designed to showcase technologies that support individualized/personal learning.

Dwight School is pleased to participate as a sponsor in the event. Mr. Basil Kolani, Dwight’s Head of Technology and Innovation, will be there with students in our Middle Years Program to demonstrate innovative work they’re doing in the classroom. Check out their station and others featuring new technology learning tools that children can explore by playing games, meet educational tech experts, and much more.

For additional information and to register, click here
The applause continues! Join us in congratulating the Dwight Lions mathematics team for another well-deserved victory, this time against the Kettle Run High School Cougars, from Nokesville, VA, in the first playoff round in the live American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) yesterday! This 5.80-4.40 win in the Interstellar Math League has moved the Dwight Lions up to be named in the top 100 teams in the league. We're very proud of this accomplishment and look forward to sharing more great news like this in the near future!
Our IB DP English B HL II students recently finished reading the mystery novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. As an educational follow-up, they completed a book review and multiple text types, while familiarizing themselves with Asperger's syndrome and autism, both key themes of the novel. Additionally, the class was fortunate to see the play version of the novel at the Barrymore Theater and successfully created their very own individual blogs relating to the novel, each with a personalized book review.

The class put a great amount of work into formulating these personalized blogs, and we've captured a quote from one of the blogs that speaks to this educational experience:

"As a result from this book, I feel more empathy and compassion not only toward autistic people, but also to anyone. Since no one really perceives the world the same way, in order to be able to judge or evaluate, one needs to know about someone’s past and their sensitivity to surroundings."
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