Category Archives: Faculty

Some Thoughts from a Teaching Life

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by Brian Ford, faculty (a talk delivered at NENTS.2 on August 9, 2013) A few vignettes from my first year of high school teaching. First: In the narrow hallway of my dormitory second floor apartment, Peter Hamlin and I are … Continue reading

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Four seasons from “the best spot on campus”

The view from French teacher Jim Rees’ third-floor classroom in Centennial is clearly one of the more pleasant perks of his job. After twenty-plus years of gazing down on the Pomfret firmament—through the nuances of the changes of seasons and … Continue reading

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Sharon Geyer makes the elements elementary

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by Sharon Geyer, faculty – Lewis dot diagrams are a staple of any chemistry course. The diagrams are an easy way to represent a molecule that shows the chemical bonds and the lone electron pairs. I really enjoy teaching this … Continue reading

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Financial Wisdom for Young Adults

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by Arthur Diaz, faculty – Studies have shown that more than three-quarters of all college students and young adults have never received any formal guidance or instruction on managing money or saving for the future. s a result, it’s not … Continue reading

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70lbs of Books – “ . . . to be remembered is an honor . . . ”

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by Chip Lamb (faculty) – In a few weeks we will break our routine and gather as a school. We will sit down and eat together and enjoy each other’s company over a dinner that is made just for us. … Continue reading

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Robotic Astronomy at Pomfret

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by Josh Lake, faculty – Carpe Noctem: Pomfret’s Olmsted Observatory “an amazing opportunity for Pomfret astronomy students, seldom seen outside of a major university.” Over the last six years, the Olmsted Observatory at Pomfret has benefitted from a number of … Continue reading

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Make Thanksgiving Every Day

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by Tim Deary ’05 (faculty) – Over Family Weekend, while we were all taking advantage of a much-needed break from the bustle of the Pomfret routine, I was celebrating my favorite holiday of the year: The Deary Thanksgiving.  I tend … Continue reading

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Namaste Y’all

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By Bobby Fisher, P ’16 – I’ve never been a fan of bumper stickers. Some people like them because they are a way to make a personal statement.  But sometimes, that can be tricky. I suppose that we should never … Continue reading

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Supporting a Great Cause

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by Louisa Jones P ’04 – For the last 12 years, Pomfret’s varsity field hockey team has supported the Susan G. Komen Foundation by hosting a dress down day on the first Friday in October. This began as our way … Continue reading

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Why Failure is an Option

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by Tim Richards, Head of School – Excerpted from his Academic Convocation talk It is fitting that we began Pomfret’s 119th year by celebrating the academic achievements of so many students from last year. At Pomfret, one of our central … Continue reading

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