Tag Archives: Self-determination

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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Authority that Increases the Authority of Others

of personal authority and sense of purpose When evaluating a school, getting there before school starts can be very useful. You get to see the bearing of the teachers as they arrive. You can read their emotional tone as they greet … Continue reading

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The Quality of Education is Visible in the Culture of a School

From the Signature Room atop of the Hancock Building at 875 N. Michigan Avenue we could look down on Lake Michigan and its beaches stretching all the way to Evanston. We also looked down on Lake Shore Drive filled with … Continue reading

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How to Give Kids a Work Ethic

I read in the paper, “Kids these days need to be taught a work ethic.” Please follow and like us:

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Ten Ways Bad Technology Is Good For Your Kids.

Nick Smith, a thirty-something friend sent me an email in response to my article Technology Fear Mongering at the Huffington Post. The resulting conversation turned into ten reasons “bad” technology is good for your kids. Please follow and like us:

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