“Toes on the line!” “Toes on the line!”
Every Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders hear those words and scurry to mid-court at Thomson Public Elementary School’s gym. They are surrounded by 24 “big people”–students from The School for Ethics and Global Leadership who give their time to our “Books and Basketball” community service program.Read More
Over 200 graduates, parents, board members, and friends joined us last weekend for an amazing and inspiring Homecoming weekend in Washington, DC! Below are galleries of our Ebola panel discussion (featuring the Ambassador from the Republic of Guinea), our Egil “Bud” Krogh Master Class, our Fishbowl Discussion on drone strikes, and our Social Venture Fair. We have also including a few photos from our Gala and a video of Laura Lane’s powerful Golden Mug acceptance speech.Read More
The “Master Class” is an SEGL signature experience: several times a semester, our students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished guest expert. The deliverable might be a policy memo, an ethical argument, or–as was the case last week–a three minute speech.
Lissa Muscatine, who was Hillary Clinton’s top speechwriter for nearly twenty years (and who also wrote speeches for President Bill Clinton), is one of SEGL’s favorite Master Class teachers. Almost always accompanied by Megan Rooney, who currently writes speeches at the White House for President Obama and others, Muscatine is adept at preparing our students to write convincing speeches. And she critiques those speeches with a collegial incisiveness that leaves students impressed and ready to revise.Read More