Koraunui School: A New Zealand School On the Journey to Quality
A New Zealand school continues to make significant progress (socially, behaviorally, and academically) after adopting the principles and practices of choice theory. This is an inspiring story of moving from chaos to quality. Continue readingRead More
Keeping Children Open For Growth And Learning
Just as a cell is either “open” or “closed,” our children are either closed for protection or open for growth and learning. How we interact with kids goes a long way in determining if they remain open and ready for learning. Continue readingRead More
I’ll never forget sitting in my AP Government class one day, a few weeks after the 2008 financial crisis first hit. My teacher, usually bright and bubbly, seemed distracted and irritated. “Okay,” she said all of a sudden. “I’m really not supposed to do this, but I have to make… Read More
There is a huge difference between knowing about a concept or process and really understanding it. This applies both to learning in school and in the real world, and applies to everything from finding out about marketing to studying the Constitution. The point that I want to discuss here is… Read More
Confusion is natural: don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill. And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused. But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural. And one of… Read More
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