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Tag Archives: thoughtfulness
Do you know anyone who suffers from any of the following symptoms? Motivated by immediate needs Consequences for negative behavior don’t alter future actions Inability to reflect on past experience to plan for the future Difficulty adapting to change Sees … Continue reading →
When Lou Gehrig was five and growing up in poverty in New York City, his parents gave him a baseball glove for Christmas. We can easily imagine how stunned this little boy was at the magnanimity of this gift. And … Continue reading →
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 →
To “listen with the ear of your heart” means to listen with a willingness to change. –Tim Molak Vibrato: The Secret of Getting it Right Jonah, age two, stood at the block table in the Frick Museum in Nashville … Continue reading →
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 →