“I’m grateful for all the basic needs I had considered necessities prior to our trip: cold drinking water, warm showers, a bed, hygiene, and the list goes on. By forfeiting these luxuries I was able to fully immerse myself in a culture that exposed me to how the greatness of human potential lies in community…. Read more »
By Wilderness Faculty Michelle Beebe Winter has been busy for the Hyde Wilderness Department. We finished the decks to our winter yurts and Mother Nature has graced us with at least four feet of snow. This gives us ample opportunity for snowshoeing, skiing, and, you guessed it…shoveling! We’ve run different programs here on the Black… Read more »
By Gaby Hirsch ’20 To me, the word confidence is being able to trust yourself and your abilities. Confidence is something that many teenagers seek to find, especially within ourselves. Self-esteem is something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. Coming to Hyde last winter, I did not trust my self,… Read more »
New York never disappoints.
SEA Paddle NYC 2019 – The Learning Continues
Last week we hosted the new faculty from Hyde-Brooklyn for a few days of Hyde 101 Training.
I often run into people who want a quick-and-easy explanation on our work at Hyde. While Hyde and quick-and-easy might seem like an oxymoron to those who know Hyde, here is my take for those who don’t. Family-Based Character Education An AP Calculus teacher in the 50’s and 60’s, Joseph Gauld once found himself giving… Read more »
“What kind of kids go to Hyde? How do I know if Hyde is right for my child?”
The 7-11 Dilemma responses we have heard over the years tend to sort themselves in a manner echoing the work done by Harvard Professor Lawrence Kohlberg (1927-87) in his book Levels of Moral Development. Here’s how the most common answers break down accordingly: 1. “I’d keep the money because…” Students who answer this way tend to rationalize their decision in a number… Read more »