make their own textbooks.
stay with their class
from first to eighth grade.
take our time
out of the classroom.
have a circus.
movement and games
instead of traditional
“We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it’s an organic process. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.”
“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.”
“Minds need rest and work. But the iWorld fails to supply the child-mind with either of these basic needs.”
“Free play is nature’s means of teaching children that they are not helpless.”
“The heightened pressure on child athletes to be, essentially, adult athletes, has fostered an epidemic of hyper-specialization that is both dangerous and counterproductive.”
“Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries- the arts and humanities.”