Dr. Dougherty & Friends' Blog
Posted February 25, 2013
What I love most about Buckley is that here, it's the size of your heart that really matters.
It was what I'd hoped for when we decided to send our daughter to the school. We toured many of the surrounding private schools, and Buckley's admissions process felt so sincere, so welcoming. I was also drawn to Buckley's emphasis on community, community service (even for its youngest students), as well as moral development.
Now here we are, midway through our first year at Buckley, and our hopes in this regard have been matched by reality. (Click read more below to see the entire post.)Read More
Larry Dougherty, Ed.D.
Posted February 4, 2013
I’ve just come off two fascinating days of presentations on the brain, learning, and creativity by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina (www.brainrules.net). One bit of research he presented (within a tidal wave of information) jumped out at me because of its link to our school’s philosophy. That is the link between impulse control and creativity. Dr. Buckley believed in great creativity in teaching and learning and for the lower grades believed in developmental learning. But she also wrote frequently of the need for structure to help students develop the self-discipline and self-reliance required to truly realize individual creativity and potential. That sounds a lot like impulse control to me.Read More
Larry Dougherty, Ed.D., Head of School
Posted December 14, 2012
The cover story of our fall 2012 Community magazine focuses on moral education and just what that means for Buckley. For some parents, our moral education component is what attracts them to Buckley. And it’s true that this element of our 4-Fold Plan of Education is something quite unique to our school. What does this really mean for Buckley?Read More