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The Studies Show: A Review of <i>Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing</i>

The Studies Show: A Review of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

ACADEMIC Dec 3, 2013

Nobles Learning Specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci review the book Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.

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Congrats, fall athletic teams!

Congrats, fall athletic teams!

ATHLETICS Nov 21, 2013

Congratulations to all Nobles teams and coaches on a memorable fall season. Highlights as follows: After competing in the New England Class A Tournament with four overtimes to end in a 0–0 tie with number one seed Choate Rosemary Hall, girls varsity soccer earned the title as Class A Co-Champions. ISL co-champions girls varsity field hockey defeated New England powerhouse Greenwich Academy, 2–1. The team claimed the New England Class A Championship after two overtimes and strokes when captain Emily Ott ’14 ripped the fifth stroke past the Greenwich goalie.

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Classical Music Prof Talks Stravinsky

Classical Music Prof Talks Stravinsky

STUDENT LIFE Nov 20, 2013

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University, spoke to students, faculty and staff at long assembly in Lawrence Auditorium on Nov. 20. His talk centered on Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 masterpiece "The Rite of Spring" and the dramatic story of its first performance in Paris—a performance that stimulated, according to some reports, rioting in the theater and in streets.

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The Importance of Civic Education

The Importance of Civic Education

ACADEMIC Nov 15, 2013

On Nov. 13, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Souter visited Class V civics classes. Souter served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1900 to 2009. Prior, he was the attorney general of New Hampshire then judge of the New Hampshire Superior Court. Souter discussed the importance of a civic education and its effects on the future of the U.S. government.

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In the Classroom: Building a Virtual Tour

In the Classroom: Building a Virtual Tour

ACADEMIC Nov 14, 2013

Information Technology and Media faculty member Andy Shumway is continually seeking ways to engage students in multimedia projects that integrate the use of multiple technology tools and software applications. Students in Media in Motion recently created virtual middle school tours using Tellagami, an animation app on the iPad.

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The Studies Show: FAQs

The Studies Show: FAQs

ACADEMIC Nov 13, 2013

Nobles Learning Specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci respond to some of the most frequently asked questions by students, parents and faculty members in this month’s episode of the "The Studies Show" podcast. They discuss how to effectively study for a test, how to write with more depth, ways faculty members can prepare students to talk in class, among other topics. Click here to listen.

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Tracing Movement: Human Machine

Tracing Movement: Human Machine

ARTS Nov 13, 2013

In an exhibition in the Foster Gallery, an unexpected grouping of students and faculty from the visual arts, performing arts and science departments explored questions that transcend a single discipline: What is movement?  How do we document it? What is choreography?  

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Celebrating a Fall Tradition

Celebrating a Fall Tradition

ATHLETICS Nov 12, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9, students, faculty, staff, graduates, families and friends gathered for the annual Nobles vs. Milton Day, a long-time rivalry tradition for both schools. As a whole, Nobles athletic teams triumphed over Milton with an overall record of 8-2-3.

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Remembering Nobles' Fourth Headmaster

Remembering Nobles' Fourth Headmaster

UPPER SCHOOL Nov 1, 2013

With great sadness, Nobles says goodbye to former Headmaster Ted Gleason (1933-2013). Click here to read more.

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Halloween Celebration 2013

Halloween Celebration 2013

STUDENT LIFE Oct 31, 2013

Students, faculty and staff embrace the Halloween spirit on Oct. 31. Sea creatures, pirates, dalmatians, Red Sox players, animals, farmers and Power Rangers were some of the costumes represented this year.

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2013 Friday Night Lights

2013 Friday Night Lights

ATHLETICS Oct 29, 2013

View the photo gallery showing highlights from this year's Friday Night Lights.

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2013 Distinguished Graduate Award

2013 Distinguished Graduate Award

ALUMNI Oct 21, 2013

Head of School Bob Henderson ’76 presented Mike Vance ’77 with the 2013 Distinguished Graduate Award in assembly on Monday, Oct. 21. They are pictured with Brooke Asnis '90, director of graduate affairs (left), and Hilary Allinson '83, president of the Graduates Association.

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In the Classroom: Achilles and Patroclus—Like Comrades in Vietnam?

In the Classroom: Achilles and Patroclus—Like Comrades in Vietnam?

ACADEMIC Oct 19, 2013

On Oct. 19, in The Epic, English faculty member Alden Mauck invited students to contemplate a 1966 photograph, Reaching Out by Larry Burrows, which originally appeared in Life magazine.

The image depicts a Marine—himself badly injured and bleeding—reaching to help his more seriously injured comrade. Mauck asked students to write for five minutes, observing details of the image. Students noted that other Marines in the background of the image seemed almost not to notice the pain and violence surrounding them.

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Showcasing Nobles Through Social Media

Showcasing Nobles Through Social Media

STUDENT LIFE Oct 17, 2013

Trying to keep up with everything that is going on at Nobles can be a challenge. Luckily, the solution is here; last month, we unveiled a redesigned homepage that features a variety of social media channels in a digital bulletin. 

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In the Classroom: The Impact of War

In the Classroom: The Impact of War

ACADEMIC Oct 11, 2013

What was war and its aftermath like for Vietnam veterans? Students in Ben Snyder’s Vietnam class spent this week covering topics such as the platoon, My Lai massacre and Tet Offensive. On Friday, Oct. 11, students listened to a first-person account from local Vietnam veteran Bob Lynch.

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2013 Multicultural Fair

2013 Multicultural Fair

STUDENT LIFE Oct 7, 2013

The ALANA Parents Association and Diversity Initiatives office hosted the 18th annual Multicultural Fair on Friday, Oct. 4. More than 10 countries were represented including Barbados, China, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, India, Japan and Pakistan. 

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In the Classroom: Visual Problem-solving

In the Classroom: Visual Problem-solving

MIDDLE SCHOOL Oct 4, 2013

Visual arts faculty member Lisa Jacobson’s Class V animation project requires students to work together in a team and problem solve. Students began working individually creating their own drawings with the assigned themes “travel” or “midnight.” As a group, students were challenged to find a visual connection among the drawings and create transitions from one picture to another—making certain items appear, disappear, fade or move. 

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Math+Tech=Learning

Math+Tech=Learning

ACADEMIC Oct 4, 2013

Faculty member Tilesy Harrington loves math. More important, she loves to teach math. She has taught at Nobles for decades, and her teaching continues to evolve as she closes the door to her classroom and inspires “little mathematicians.” Watch how she does it.

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In the Classroom: Why Pray to Apollo?

In the Classroom: Why Pray to Apollo?

ACADEMIC Oct 2, 2013

In Ancient Greece, the primary text in the eponymous class taught by George Blake, Greek colonization during the Archaic Age (roughly 700-480) is given just several sentences of explanation. Luckily, fellow classics teacher Dave Ulrich spent his summer immersed in research on Greek colonization. On Oct. 2, he visited Blake’s class to share insight on the subject.

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Parenting Experts School Parents and Students

Parenting Experts School Parents and Students

STUDENT LIFE Oct 2, 2013

In Lawrence Auditorium on Oct. 1, clinical psychologist, parent educator and author Wendy Mogel spoke to parents and faculty about the philosophy behind her book The Blessing of a B-. Educator and New York Times writer Jessica Lahey spoke to students on Oct. 2.

Mogel's advice, which draws heavily from Jewish teachings, asserts that modern parenting styles undermine the success and happiness of the same children that parents desperately want to help. They are trying too hard, she said, exhausting themselves and stilting the growth of their kids.

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