Archive for the ‘education’ Tag

Collaboration and competition

Eric Lowitt explains why your company should collaborate with rivals.

I’m proud to say that the independent schools of Augusta are already there.

Collaboration will define our future by helping us know ourselves through another’s eyes.

Forgive the tongue-in-cheek, but we will also find this important as individuals. 

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Kindergarten Admissions

I believe the author of this recent NY Times article would agree that the battleground for college admissions should NOT begin in preschool.

From the article: “The process itself does little to favor restraint and often less to minimize the stress that is already so acute in a situation where supply is lavishly outpaced by demand. (For the current school year, at independent schools in New York City, there was a median of seven applications for each student who eventually enrolled.)”

My evil twin may have already hung a virtual shingle to assist struggling families with the process, including grief counseling during the aftermath.

Intentional development: could I raise the next Steve Jobs?

I am continually intrigued by the questions surrounding the intentional actions we might choose in raising the young.

Carol Dweck’s Mindset taught me much about creating a fertile environment for learning. Dweck’s conclusions align with some of the advice offered in CNN’s recent article, “How to raise the next Steve Jobs.” If the celebrity headline troubles you, here’s the original article by Christina Vercelletto.

What philosophy guides our choices in raising the young? What actions result from this philosophy? If universally applied, what society would this philosophy build?

Could we intentionally grow a creative person?