The Dangers of Deadly Dull Classrooms

Should I climb these dull stairs or a fun tree?

A concerned friend of a second grade child sent me an email the child’s teacher recently sent the parents. The friend wanted to get my impressions. Here was my immediate reaction to the email (which you will have a chance to read not […]

Great Ideas from Finnish Schools

I enjoy learning how “school” is approached around the world and found this interesting article Schools We Can Envy, about Finnish Schools, in the New York Review of Books. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/mar/08/schools-we-can-envy/

Here are a few sections I marked as especially interesting:

To an American observer, the most remarkable fact about […]