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  • The Neuroscience of Learning

    Rachel Breitweser ’03
    Posted September 19, 2017

    Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, author of “Mind, Brain, and Education,” returned to campus this month to carry on the conversations started at last year’s Brain Symposium around Mind Brain Education. Her main goal was to continue to debunk prevalent misperceptions, like the “neuro-myths” mentioned above, and offer instructional approaches that align with the science of how the brain functions.

  • The Modern Parent

    Scott Osborn ’94
    Posted March 3, 2017

    Renowned consultant, author and psychologist, Dr. Michael G. Thompson, visited Punahou and conducted a talk for parents on Feb. 13, 2017. Thompson, who also serves as the supervising psychologist for Belmont Hill School in Massachusetts, used stories from his decades of professional experience to address the daily perils, real or imagined, faced by modern-day parents.

  • Educators Explore Approaches for Reading Development

    Posted August 18, 2016

    This July, K – grade 5 teachers from Punahou and the surrounding community gathered at the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood for the four-day Reading Institute Workshop, a summer professional development opportunity.

  • A ‘Game-Changing’ Documentary

    Rachel Breitweser ’03
    Posted May 27, 2016

    The feature-length documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of school models in today's innovative world. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film is an official selection of many of the nation's top film festivals, including the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Wave ‘Writers’

    Rachel Breitweser ’03
    Posted March 11, 2016

    Staff writer for The New Yorker William Finnegan returned to campus as a writer in residence from Feb. 29 – March 11. The renowned political journalist and author’s two-week tenure included teacher workshops, class presentations and a public talk with world-champion surfer Carissa Moore ’10.

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