Front row (l-r): Matthew Stuart (Caedmon), David Trower (Allen-Stevenson), Arch Smith (Trinity-Pawling), John Munro (Fairfield CDS), Garth Wynne (Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, Australia) Back row (l-r): Steve Clement (Browning), Mark Lauria (NYSAIS), Michael Reichert (Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives), Brad Adams (IBSC) Not pictured: Betsy Newell (Park Children’s Day), Pat Pell (Madison Avenue Presbyterian), Lydia Spinelli (Brick Church)

Front row (l-r): Matthew Stuart (Caedmon), David Trower (Allen-Stevenson), Arch Smith (Trinity-Pawling), John Munro (Fairfield CDS), Garth Wynne (Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, Australia)

Back row (l-r): Steve Clement (Browning), Mark Lauria (NYSAIS), Michael Reichert (Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives), Brad Adams (IBSC)

Not pictured: Betsy Newell (Park Children’s Day), Pat Pell (Madison Avenue Presbyterian), Lydia Spinelli (Brick Church)

Did You Know: Last week, faculty members Janet Lien, Dan Ragsdale and Kelly West attended a conference jointly sponsored by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and International Boys' School Coalition (IBSC). The speaker for the day, Michael Reichert, is the author of  "I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners." He presented his findings on successful teaching practices and identified distinctive traits of successful teacher-student relationships, particularly those related to teaching boys. Mr. Reichert found that when boys experienced relational success with a teacher, they were more likely to have a rewarding experience engaging with the course material. Headmaster Clement and his wife Sally hosted a reception at their home later in the evening, attended by eight other heads of school.