Jared Cosulich

ThoughtfulRecommendations.com

August 19, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas The basic idea behind ThoughtfulRecommendations.com is to create a website where people list off everything they’ve discovered in the world that they would recommend to anyone. This could include books, movies, restaurants, articles, activities, etc. As someone builds up a list of everything amazing […]

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Holistic School Assessment

July 30, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas This isn’t my idea, but it is one that I was immediately attracted to. Jack Schneider from the College of the Holy Cross approached me with the idea a few years ago. The basic idea is to assess schools via a much more holistic […]

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The Puzzle School (The Name)

July 30, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas School names are interesting. For the most part they are just names. The vast majority have little meaning other than referring to the local area where they are located or as a tribute to an important individual from the past (e.g. Martin Luther King). […]

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Retrospectives

July 30, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas I have to start by giving credit to Pivotal Labs for this technique. They use it with great success on every project. I’m sure many other companies use similar techniques as well. I’d guess there are many ways you could approach this problem, but […]

Educational Ideas

July 29, 2016

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I’ve spent the last year exploring the possibility of starting The Puzzle School  in Cambridge, MA. I knew it was a long-shot and the last year has proven that it will be. Cambridge is a good school district and not necessarily in need of new ideas. I’m an outsider with little experience teaching. I can […]

First-ish Principal Observations About Education

March 23, 2016

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I’ve recently started putting together presentations about the educational research and work I’ve been doing toward The Puzzle School over the last few years. During that time I’ve been able to explore a large number of diverse educational environments. From that exploration I’ve made some observations that are as close to “first principles” as I […]

What Do I Want For My Kids

December 30, 2015

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I’ve been working on educational ideas and trying to start The Puzzle School for years now and in all of my efforts I sometimes lose track of the forest through the trees. It’s easy to think about designing a school abstractly, from the perspective of society, and lose sight of the idea that it is […]

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