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Our Children are Creative by Nature

Children have a natural curiosity and creativity- and express it freely when young. They are able to learn new things rapidly, becoming proficient at communicating in their native language in their first five years. For a child the way of … Continue reading

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The Real Agenda of “So-Called” Education Reform

 “What if I told you that the hidden agenda of those controlling public education policy has actually been… to snuff out young people’s natural creativity, curiosity, independence, freedom of thinking and love of learning?” For a long time now, we’ve been told by our leaders and the media … Continue reading

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The Circle of Courage – Native American Model of Education

“Anthropologists have long known that Native Americans reared courageous, respectful children without using harsh coercive controls. Nevertheless, Europeans colonizing North America tried to “civilize” indigenous children in punitive boarding schools, unaware that Natives possessed a sophisticated philosophy that treated children with deep … Continue reading

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Why Corporate School Reform will Eventually Fail

The bottom line is this, you cannot get professionalism, compassion and commitment from teachers when you treat them like Starbucks employees. The corporate model of school reform, with it’s focus on charter schools, high-stakes testing and Common Core standards, ignores the reason the best … Continue reading

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Educational Malpractice – The Child Manufacturing Process

“Asking kids to meet target on standardized tests is like making them meet a sales quota. Our kids are not commodities.” ~K.L. Nielsen In many nations around the world there is a struggle currently going on between two very different paradigms … Continue reading

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“Modern ADHD Epidemic is Fiction” – Ken Robinson

“This is the modern epidemic, the plague of ADHD, and it’s fictitious. Don’t mistake me; I don’t mean to say there is no such thing as Attention-Deficit Disorder… What I do know for a fact is it’s not an epidemic. … Continue reading

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Being the Change – How to Unblock Your Creative Potential

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ―Pablo Picasso Note: An updated and improved version of this essay has been posted here. All human beings are creative by nature. Young children … Continue reading

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