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At nine months, granddaughter Zoe, pulled herself into a standing position at a small wooden stool in our kitchen. Her cousins were nearby, and five-year-old Ilyas put a small square block in front of her. With dramatic force, she swatted … Continue reading →
Your character is the you that’s becoming. It’s the “Little Engine that Could” that keeps driving you toward what you need to make of yourself. For the ancient Greeks, kharakter is the mark that the gods put on your soul at birth. Character … Continue reading →
The MIND. Engage imagination before opening. To maximize academic performance, academics must be taught as a subset of the larger project of maximizing mental capacity. For both, imagination is essential. When you watch children at work and play, you see … Continue reading →
I, too, despair at watching my president stoop to schoolyard nastiness. —David Leonhardt, New York Times, June 30, 2017 Schoolyard Nastiness! Why do we take it for granted? And why do we expect the adults in our government to behave … Continue reading →
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of genius in each.—Plato Second grader … Continue reading →