We are all asked, at some point or another, what we do for a living. Its a fairly innocuous question, generally asked at a cocktail party, or by the person you’re seated next to on an airplane. In the moment between being asked, and giving my answer (” I work with children in a Montessori… Read More Building the Pink Tower
I spent my undergraduate years studying visual arts and socializing with students of science. Understandably I spent many a late night discussing the differences (and similarities) between science and art. In an effort to gain more clarity about what I am doing and my intentions regarding this profession and my work with children, I wrote a personal guiding… Read More Science and Art
“a significant part of the competence research base we rely on stems from a then-radical proposal made back in 1973 by the late Harvard professor David McClelland. Writing in the flagship psychology journal, McClelland proposed that if an organization wanted to hire or promote the best person for a specific job, such as a leadership… Read More Researching excellence
I recently read Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee and found it has profound applications in the preparation of the adult for our work with children. Consider these passages ( where the word “leader” appears in the original text I have substituted guide, other substitutions… Read More Primal Leadership
Guiding is to Psychology as Improvisation is to Acting Guiding (or teaching) requires one to assess how the mental state and needs of an individual interact with the present circumstances and determine an appropriate course of action in the moment. Then repeat the process moments later after observing how the individual responds to the… Read More An Analogy
The letters in commercially available large moveable alphabets are generally organized by letter size. Small moveable alphabets however, are often arranged alphabetically. An alphabetical arrangement provides an indirect preparation for the skill of alphabetizing. What if the letters were arranged as on a keyboard? Keyboard arrangements vary from country to country and between languages. The most common… Read More Qwerty moveable alphabet?
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