Keep your eyes wide, the chance won’t come again

At the suggestion of my daughter, Emma, my address at this year’s ISP Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2018 went a bit more personal. This was apropos, as I was not only officiating as the director, but celebrating as a proud dad. My speech addressed two intertwined themes, the importance of living life with an open mind, using our experiences to shape our journey into the future, as well as the importance of taking the time to look  back on our livesRead more

Ninety-nine percent perspiration

As we do each year, ISP has a variety of celebrations to recognize students who are moving from one part of the school to another, as well as of course our grand graduation ceremony. The focus of my talk this year to grade 8 students was on the importance of “taking stock” and on the power of mindset, see below: “This time of year is always bittersweet in that on the one hand we anticipate a well deserved summer vacationRead more

Will you be an Anvil or a Hammer?

The end of the school year is always a time of mixed emotions, especially for high school graduates who look to their futures with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. At ISP, like many schools, graduation is a truly joyous occasion. Families and friend from throughout the world come to Prague to join in on the celebration. We are fortunate to hold our graduation ceremony at the grand and ornate Zofin Palace, built in the 1830’s and named after PrincessRead more

Youth is NOT wasted on the young

Each year at this time, schools around the world celebrate their graduates achievements and wish them success as they venture out into the world. Last week’s blog highlighted the words of one of our graduate speakers and this week I leave you with my words to the graduates and their families, entitled “Youth is NOT Wasted on the Young.” It is an honor for me to welcome you to the graduation ceremony for the class of 2016! We are all very proudRead more