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    5 Survival Tips for Student Introverts

    Posted by Lisa Harman on 3/4/19 8:41 AM

    Part of Tampa Prep’s summer reading requirement includes ASPIRE: A Summer Program in Reading Enrichment. Through ASPIRE, faculty and staff members may choose to sponsor a book that interests them (it may or may not have anything to do with their subject area). Students sign up for a book they are interested in, and at the end of the summer the mixed grade groups gather and discuss their book before school starts. When I decided to participate in ASPIRE and sponsor Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, I was excited to stretch beyond my comfort zone.  

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    Topics: Parenting, Academics, Life Lessons, Middle School, Upper School

    11 Bits of Advice from a 12th Grade Parent

    Posted by Garda Collison, Tampa Prep parent on 12/10/18 10:48 AM

    I was recently asked if I had any advice for incoming ninth grade parents, and that got me thinking about parenting advice in general. I know, trick question. You should never give unsolicited parenting advice.  Let me repeat that: Never give unsolicited parenting advice! Absolutely no one will thank you. I do, however, have some things I have learned over the past eighteen years, and thought I would share them more as “life lessons” than unsolicited parenting advice. You decide.

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    Topics: Parenting, Life Lessons

    Building Self-Esteem in Children

    Have you ever wondered why a seemingly beautiful, intelligent girl feels inadequate, or why an athletic, handsome boy is shy and uncomfortable in his own skin?  Perhaps you have known someone who earns high grades in school, yet he is sure he will fail the next test.

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    Topics: Parenting


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    Welcome to the inaugural year of our school blog, Being Earnest. Yes, Earnest is the name of our terrapin mascot, but this blog is written sincerely and "in earnest" by members of our community including faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and sometimes even students. The authors hope to shine light on trends and topics in education and/or life in general. 

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