The best way to gain perspective is by creating space between you and the problem. Read on to see why I believe travel is, above all, the quickest and most effective way to create space, and gain perspective.Read More
I have a suggestion as to how we can guide the process. The following list is collection of benchmarks that I propose we use to both examine our existing structure, and use as a guide, as we build and improve upon a modern education system. I present them here with the aim that they foment discussion, and quite honestly I hope that someone smarter and more qualified than I can improve upon them.Read More
Similar to the ideas of Smooth and Striated spaces - as conceptualised by Deleuze and Guattari - the themes of chaos and control accompany the terms freedom and discipline: freedom and chaos go hand-in-hand in the classroom. To some students, "Free time" means it is time to terrorise and disrupt, while others will use this time for sleeping, eating, or picking their nose. Yet other students will use this time to prepare themselves for their next class, drink water, socialise and play quietly, or even spend it in study. This last group of students are those who are exercising self-control, or self-discipline. I've come to see that this is the secret sauce, DISCIPLINE is the key element to whether or not your child succeeds at school.