Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

A colleague forwarded this tool from St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT. St. Luke’s is taking on Halloween costumes as a proactive community education opportunity, rather than a discipline-as-needed reaction. Which just seems smart. While we may hope that no student is going to take it too far with their costume, who are we kidding? Halloween is about crossing boundaries of identity. Add a mask and a license to be creative, and voila. You have a situation stickier than a melted Starburst sitting in math class.

Kudos to St. Luke’s for acknowledging a cultural phenomenon as an institutional responsibility, and for providing their students, families and educators with a tool to help discern the public context, message, and impact of a personal decision today.

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** Thanks to my colleague PN for forwarding.

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