Monthly Archives: April 2011

If kids aren’t learning much math in the early grades despite considerable time and effort devoted to it…

… then why waste time and effort on it? ‘ “For some years I had noted that the effect of the early introduction of arithmetic had been to dull and almost chloroform the child’s reasoning facilities.” All that drill, he … Continue reading

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Do you wonder “Am I loved” or “What are my talents?”

The more I talk with students of all ages, the more I realize that what is most important is not the grades they get, or their test scores, or the number of “advanced classes” they are enrolled in, or their … Continue reading

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Visit a School Part 1: the Waldorf System

After hearing about it for years and researching extensively through books and online, I was finally able to visit a Waldorf school. One of the directors of the school was offering a tour of the school and all classes during … Continue reading

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