Tag Archives: The Missing Institution

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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From Native American Education to the Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation

From 1491:  New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann (in the paragraph below, “Dawnland” refers to the Massachusetts coast): “Boys like Tisquantum explored the countryside, swam in the ponds at the south end of the harbor, … Continue reading

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After Four Months of Socratic Practice in an Inner City Classroom

A follow-up to “The First Three Days of Socratic Practice in an Inner City Classroom” for those who read it: Four Months Later Four months later the classroom has been transformed.  We have a group of business leaders, mostly women, … Continue reading

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