Category Archives: perseverance

Management Kills Education

I love No Child Left Behind. In May of 2002 I visited our local public school, hung out on the playground and just generally lurked. As the kids were waiting to go home at the end of the day, I … Continue reading

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Learning is a Self-Organizing System

What can you trust kids to do on their own? Almost anything if you play your cards right. Please follow and like us:

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Occasionally Something Beautiful: The Essence of the Distinction between Education & Mere Schooling

My son Peter supervises, manages, teaches and leads 90 teachers who teach English in 45 different schools in the Tokyo area. In talking about what he does in this 56 second video, he nails the essential distinction between education and … Continue reading

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The Secret of Raising Responsible Kids (Hint: Don’t Make it Easy.).

My daughter and I take turns behind the wheel driving south through Virginia on I-81 with my 10-year-old granddaughter in the back. Riding shotgun, Brooke calls home to tell her 13-year-old daughter and husband that we will be arriving tomorrow … Continue reading

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Attachment Can Help with Self-Confidence, but Self-Determination is Necessary

When my daughter, Brooke, was one she got up from the kitchen floor, opened the screen door and went for a walk out the driveway. Instead of stopping her, I decided to follow. Today, a political science professor, she travels … Continue reading

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