Tag Archives: gifted

The Failure of Asocial Learning

Our tour of the Decatur Summer Camps ended at the Thomas Jefferson School Building in a classroom of twelve students who had “failed” seventh grade. They stood in teams of three at tables displaying complex paper roller coasters that rose … Continue reading

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Now it’s the Adults who Must Run to Catch Up

In the living room of a friend’s house on the 4th of July, our wide ranging story-telling drifted into stories of conflict, especially times when we had turned adversaries into friends. One of us mentioned Getting to Yes, and we … Continue reading

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When we are teaching kids, are we educating them?

Which problem would you give a child: a)   4 + 8 = __ b) __+__= 12? Why? What’s the secret to teaching kids as if they have a brain?       [arrow_forms id=’8087′] Please follow and like us:

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School is about Keeping it Together and Being Right; Education is about Breaking, Being Wrong and Becoming Whole

School is about Keeping it Together and Being Right; Education is about Breaking, Being Wrong and Becoming Whole Parents and teachers would do well to observe Yom Kippur all year round A two-year-old boy entered a Montessori classroom clinging to … Continue reading

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What is Genius? Part 1: Calli’s Love Life

Finding genius is not about finding ability. Finding genius is about unlocking the creative potential of the human brain. Please follow and like us:

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