Category Archives: Reading

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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Montessori Management: Everything You Need to Run an Organization

Everything you need to know to run an organization you can learn by watching a great kindergarten teacher. Early in September The Economist published an article by Schumpeter entitled “Montessori management” (sic) using Montessori and “progressive” education as a straw … Continue reading

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Why I Listen to Children (and Birds before Dawn)

Why I Listen to Children (and Birds before Dawn) One morning a kindergartner named Bianca, on her way into school, gave me a beautiful poster with many drawings and colors. She pointed out herself (the biggest figure) and the other … Continue reading

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More Pre School? Yes! Let’s do it Right.

One spring day Alicia, teacher of 24 pre school three and four-year-olds noticed that Tjaard, who had just turned four, was starting to sound out the words on the message board, when he came in each morning. When she gave … Continue reading

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How to Get Our Children Reading

Yesterday, my wonderful daughter, the professor, sent me the following article in CNN Opinion by James Patterson that nails the issue of learning to read, and I heartily recommend it: “How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader.” Please … Continue reading

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