January 31st, 2014

Smart teacher, silly parent

The system described in this blog is a great one and it would be smart if it were implemented in every classroom.

The writer has some unfortunately dangerous ideas about what teachers are and do. She describes teaching as a “sacred trust” and the teacher concerned as a “love ninja”.

Purple prose aside, teaching isn’t […]

April 8th, 2009

“…I think it makes sense for maturity be the goal.”

Streaming audio from NPR.org, a bit over 15 min long.

I’m not 100% with this guy but he says some things I’ve noticed about kids getting smothered and how this generation of parents are misguided.

About maturity, which this guy describes as “the ability to take other people’s perspectives & to manage destructive feelings & […]