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The Power of Human Imperfection: A Good Use of the First Day of School

Imperfections are such wonderful learning opportunities. Last week Meryl, anxious that her twelve-year-old daughter (we’ll call her Allison) still hadn’t done her summer reading, lost her temper one morning at breakfast and said in a voice twice its normal size: … 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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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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