Teaching and learning from preschoolers
Monday, October 19, 2020
In Rutger Bregman's book Humankind , he writes about an experiment in which psychologists told volunteers a sad story ab...
Friday, October 16, 2020
"The School of Mankind"
I reckon it would be best if we didn't put so much energy into worrying about our children's futures. It would be be...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Pygmalion Effect
Auguste Rodin He lifts up both his hands to feel the work, and wonders if it can be ivory, because it seems to him more tr...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Everybody Helping Everybody
We were playing with our classroom "catapults," crude ping pong ball shooting devices that are not really catapult...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The Goal Ought to Be to Stop Patronizing the Children
When Jos de Blok, founder and CEO of the successful Dutch home healthcare company Buurtzorg was asked, "How do you mot...
Monday, October 12, 2020
"Democracy Must Be Born Anew . . . And Education is Its Midwife"
Prior to the pandemic, the parent of a former student brought my attention to a letter sent to her by the Seattle Public Sch...
Friday, October 09, 2020
"It's Not Fair"
In my early years as a teacher, I had an idea for teaching four and five-year-olds about fairness. I filled a small treasure...
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