Category Archives: Education

“Smart” is not just one thing.

What I love about Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences is that it recognizes something deeply true about being human: That “smart” is not just one thing.  Take the shy kid down the block who can pick up almost any instrument and play … Continue reading

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Long Term Perseverance

When I saw this video it had a profound effect on me, on my teaching, and on my parenting.  I have watched this many times and I still think that it is very important. She touches on so many important … Continue reading

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Some days teaching are just super cool.

(This is from late Spring 2014)  Today our science class let go the butterflies that the students have been nurturing since they were caterpillars.  We all went outside to a nice shaded grove and let them go one by one.  … Continue reading

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Our Brains Need Our Attention

This quote is from the Johns Hopkins School of Education and is based on brain research, not philosophy. “There are thousands of people who are born with the potential or circumstances to be quite smart who do not live up … Continue reading

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