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The Stories That Shape Us: Christmas 2015 Reflections

Posted by Lee Burns on December 11, 2015


Headmaster Lee Burns '87

Transcript of Chapel talk given by Lee Burns '87, McCallie Headmaster, on December 10, 2015

On July 27th, I happily noticed on my calendar that I had a meeting with sophomore Benjamin Stipanov. I look forward to and enjoy meetings with students, especially ones that students take the initiative to arrange.

Benjamin brought in a large bag. I had no idea why he wanted to meet or what was in the bag, but I was curious.

“Remember what you said during your chapel talk last December?” he began. I did recall my chapel message, and I was delighted that he seemed to as well. I know from personal experience that teenage boys aren’t always apt to enjoy, appreciate and remember formal and sometimes preachy talks by adults, so I was surprised.

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Topics: atari, boys, Campus Life, christmas, First Person, inspiration, mindset, motivation, Posts from the Ridge, O Captain! My Captain!

David Brooks: "Honor Code"

Posted by Billy Faires on July 12, 2012

David Brooks wrote a compelling July 5 column in The New York Times about the struggle of boys in school.

The education system has become culturally cohesive, rewarding and encouraging a certain sort of person: one who is nurturing, collaborative, disciplined, neat, studious, industrious and ambitious. People who don’t fit this cultural ideal respond by disengaging and rebelling.

Far from all, but many of the people who don’t fit in are boys.

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Topics: boys, Featured, learning difficulties, motivation, opportunities, Posts from the Ridge

Motivational Momentum

Posted by Kenny Sholl on August 30, 2010

Men of McCallie,

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Topics: boys, A Word to the Wise, First Person, high school, motivation, Upper School Life

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