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Relationships are the Key to Performance not Ability

We all want our children to “work up to their ability,” but how do we measure that? Traditionally, one starts by “evaluating” the child to determine a “baseline” of ability. The problem is that such results are artificial and distort … Continue reading

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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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In Education Failure IS an Option: New Myths for Successful Kids and Better Schools

In Education failure IS an option, and a pretty good one at that. Fear of failure is not a big issue for most kids going off to first grade. Their life is not yet framed with questions of success and … Continue reading

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Leave and Learn

Having trouble separating from your children on the opening day of school? Separation from our children goes deep. The sun rose at 6:30 on the morning of August 22 in the hills above Philo, California. I know because I was … Continue reading

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