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What Do I Want For My Kids

December 30, 2015


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 […]

The Opportunity Cost of Coercion

December 5, 2015


This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas It is very difficult to do good work if you don’t care about the work. It is very likely that your best work will only come if you deeply care about the work. There may be some exceptions. You may get lucky and produce […]

The Power of Contradictions in Education

December 2, 2015


I’ve been thinking a lot about what people really want in education. If you talk to enough people you start running in to contradictions, or at least what seem like contradictions: I want a school that is open to new ideas and tries new things based on the latest research. I’m so frustrated by our […]