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Thoughtful Thursday: Celebration of Lives

As we wrap up the second full month of lockdown,  we at GCP want to pay tribute to all of the many people who have been lost in this pandemic.  Friends and family members who succumbed to the Covid-19 virus, as well as those lost to unrelated illnesses.  Families and loved ones have been denied the ability to publicly [...]

College in the Time of Covid-19: What We Learned, pt. 2

Last week GCP co-hosted a webinar on the current state of college admissions featuring a top-notch expert panel.  If you missed part 1 of the highlights you can find them here.  We continue with part 2 of the highlights of this informative session.   Grading: College admissions officers understand that high schools have handled Spring semester grading in a [...]

College in the Time of Covid-19: What We Learned

Thanks to all who attended the GCP/Hunter College Continuing Education webinar College Admissions in the Time of Covid-19, which was held on May 6th.  A great many parents registered and turned out for this webinar to hear the latest on college admissions news from our panel of experts: David Coleman, CEO of the College Board Eric J. Furda,  Dean [...]

Happy Mother’s Day from GCP!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Grandmothers, Aunties, Godmothers and Bonus Moms from GCP!!! Hope your Mother's Day is filled with people you love, things you love to do, and gratitude from the children and others that you love to do things for. To honor you all, we offer two poems, both by the beloved Maya Angelou (1928-2014). [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Ahmaud Arbery

We know this horrific story, we've heard it too many times before: On February 23rd, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old Black man, was shot and killed by two white men as he jogged around his Georgia neighborhood.  For almost three months, no charges were brought against the two men, a father and son who were known by [...]

Join GCP Tomorrow for College Admissions in the Time of Covid-19

Our second free webinar, College in the Time of COVID-19, is almost here!  Tomorrow, May 6th, at 1pm EDT  I'll be talking about the impact of COVID-19 on the college admissions process with these experts: David Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, The College Board Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Be Encouraged

  There are glimmers of encouraging COVID-19 news these days: mortality rates falling, hospital admissions going down and releases going up, a drug showing promise at combatting the virus.  In this spirit, today's Thoughtful Thursday offers poems of encouragement and hope.  First, a favorite from Lucille Clifton (1936-2010), "Blessing the Boats", which holds the promise of a better day.  "Instructions [...]

Great Advice from “School In the Time of COVID-19” Webinar

Thanks to all who attended the Ground Control Parenting/Hunter College Continuing Education webinar School in the Time of COVID-19, which was held on April 22.  We had a great turnout, and heard wonderful advice and tips from our panel of experts: Dr. Karen Hopkins, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, specializing in behavioral and developmental [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Poems on Poems and a Bonus Poem

For today's Thoughtful Thursday (yes, we KNOW it's Friday, but in Covid-19 world the days are all running together) we continue to celebrate Poetry Month with a couple of poems about poetry. So meta, right? We start with Elizabeth Alexander's (b.1962) "Ars Poetica #100", in which she encourages her students (who are all of us) to find our poetic [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Teach Your Children Poetry

Since you are primarily in charge of teaching your children these days, why not teach them some poetry?  April is Poetry Month, after all.  In today's Thoughtful Thursday we will look at three poems by African American poets (all women, in fact), which you and your children can enjoy learning about and discussing. If you need some motivation to [...]