What kind of people do we hope our children will become? Do our schools and homes prepare them to joyfully claim a place in society, joyfully developing deep appreciation for and understanding of themselves and the world around them? Will they commence their lives after high school with a sense […]
If children know there is someone standing over them who knows all the answers, they are less inclined to find the answers for themselves. —Sugata Mitra Tagging along on an adventure which is led by an adult is common for children. But how much of this do they know how […]
Two weeks ago, we had welcomed our new monarch caterpillars. One has since emerged into a beautiful butterfly, set free and flown away. Its transformation and visible struggle as it had transformed into a chrysalis and again as it had to break through the same chrysalis to emerge as a butterfly brings to […]
The effectiveness of most methods of motivation used in today’s challenges, branding traditional “carrot and stick” approaches as out of date and out of touch with what is necessary to motivate people. The most effective techniques available to us now are comprised of three primary elements– autonomy, mastery and purpose. […]
Spend time with curious people. They are the most fun people in the world and their curiosity is contagious.
I will never forget one of the most profound moments of my life was one year and a half ago when I first learned about River Oak Academy. With a heavy heart after my then 7 year old son had started going to a Montessori school in a nearby town, he […]
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