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Thriving Through Unprecedented Change

In 1970, Alvin Toffler introduced the world to Future Shock, a book and a concept that he defined as “anxiety brought on by too much change in too short a period of time.”

Although 50 years have passed since the book’s release, Toffler’s words are prescient. The rapidly accelerating pace of change has been stoking anxiety for decades, and now, more than 18 months into a global pandemic, the additional forces of grief, loss, social isolation, inequity, and economic instability have created monumental mental and physical health challenges for children and adults alike.

Addressing these challenges and rebuilding school communities centered around well-being may be the most important future work of independent schools, and the time to get started is now.

The complete article is available on the NAIS website.

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