Tag Archives: Montessori

The Conscious Creation of Culture as the Goal of Education

I live in a world that is so normal to me that I forget that even most educated people don’t live in this world.  I rarely watch television:  I don’t watch sports, news, political debates or campaigns, advertising, celebrity gossip, … Continue reading

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Learnable Intelligence and Taking Refined Pedagogical Practices Seriously

I recently wrote Charles Manski regarding his article “Genes, Eyeglasses, and Social Policy,” in which he argues that regardless of the heritability of IQ, that fact is irrelevant to social policy, much as the heritability of genetic defects in vision … Continue reading

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If We Had a Way to Increase IQ and Develop the Prefrontal Cortex of Inner City Youth Would We Implement It?

One of the founders of Montessori MadMen, a group of fathers who are passionate about promoting Montessori education, loved “The Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation” but was concerned that in an education market, the poor would be underserved: I … Continue reading

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Waldorf Educators Leaders in Promoting School Choice in New York

I’ve long believed that the most stalwart advocates of school choice should be those educators committed to create a better world through healthier, more human culture. Through years of experience as an educator myself working to create better culture, I … Continue reading

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How the Endless Process of Division of Labor and the Entrepreneurial Identification of New Niches Would Transform Education If We Allowed it To Do So

I don’t actually have time to write a complete account of “How the Endless Process of Division of Labor and the Entrepreneurial Identification of New Niches Would Transform Education If We Allowed it To Do So” this morning, but I … Continue reading

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Should We Put Live Cams in Public Schools to Show How Abusive They Are?

When I was creating The Winston Academy (now defunct), my then-wife and I searched all of Broward County to find the “best” public school.  We chose the school first and then rented an apartment close to the desired school so … Continue reading

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Head-On Collisions Leading to a Century of Failed School Reform

A friend of mine who happens to be an expert in educational technology, Jon Madian, sent me an interview in which he committed a mistake very similar to that committed by Seymour Papert, and 99% of those who aspire to … Continue reading

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