January 13, 2018

“My goodness these kids are so much worse than we were.”

“School wasn’t like this when I was there.”

“It’s these damn phones.  They’ve ruined the way people used to live.”

You’ve thou...

January 3, 2018

So many of us who run a specific program or system marry ourselves to it. Blinding ourselves from seeing that there are other ways.

If you run SOLEs, and believe in them, great. Loo...

December 21, 2017

"These kids these days are so selfish.  They completely lack any empathy!"

                                                        --common lament of the grown-up...

December 19, 2017

Children are fascinated by everything.

By this...

By this...


 

By this...

It takes a purposeful effort to bore a child.  Purposeful?  Yes.  For the most part, bored people sit still, m...

December 4, 2017

So often we only look for what we want to see and can only see that thing or see that it is missing. But what are we missing out on?  What if we stop looking and simply exist withi...

December 4, 2017

Of course you like the word “learners.”  It puts kids in their place.  Says to children, “Your purpose here is to learn the things I, the adult, say that you must.”  Mostly it main...

November 13, 2017

Zoos have figured out that animals need to be in environments that reflect their natural state in order to grow and be healthy.

Gardeners and farmers have learned the same.

It seems...

November 1, 2017

A few months back I (feebly) attempted to make a video pointing out one of the more frustrating aspects of what school reformers think is change. School wants to keep doing what it...

October 17, 2017

When you look at this picture what do you see?

It’s likely you might be looking at this and thinking “oh how cute, the kids drew planets,” and you should.  If you can’t look at this...

July 19, 2017

Schools, when your government assures you that they know what's best for children...

Teachers, when your school assures you that they know what's best for children...

Parents, when y...

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