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Head of School's Resources

As we encourage our students to be diligent in their academic, character, and faith formation, so too should we as parents encourage each other! It is my hope that you will find this collection of resources both personally enjoyable and informative, and that you find something here to spark good conversations within your families. I invite you to check back regularly for updates, and to share with me what you have been reading, listening to, and watching!

Sincerely,

Keith F. Kiser
Head of School

Books

iGen by Dr. Jean Twenge

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

The Road to Character by David Brooks 

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

Videos

iGen: The Smartphone GenerationDr. Jean Twenge (7:30)

Bishop Barron Q&A About the Sexual Abuse CrisisWord on Fire (24:05)

Jon Nakamatsu’s “Loser’s Club”Van Cliburn Competition (9:22)

Teenage Faith: Michele Houmis and Gabe LewisThe Pass It On 2018 Catholic Conference 4 Moms (28:42)

Articles

*The Right Way to Choose a College by Denise Pope

Let Children Be Bored Again by Pamela Paul

E-cigarette Warnings by Sandee LaMotte

Four Reasons It’s Dumb to Fight with Your Kids About Homework by Valerie Strauss

Podcasts

The Art of Manliness episode #351 – “The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education”

The Art of Manliness episode #342 – “Why Boredom is Good for You”

Only You Forever (OYF) episode #105 – “3 Things to Talk About Everyday”

Word on Fire Show episode #122 – “God at the Googleplex”

*The Art of Manliness episode #448 – “Your Son Isn’t Lazy — How to Empower Boys to Succeed”

Other

Open Wide Our Hearts United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

St. Joseph’s Theme and Image for the Year: 2019-20 by Keith Kiser

Meet the Teacher Night 2018 by Keith Kiser

Invitation to Join a Well-Read Mom’s Small Group by Tami Kiser