New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

How Do You Teach Character?

I meant to post this article when it first appeared in The New York Times but, when I stumbled upon it again this weekend, I realized that I never did.  So here it is now.  This is an interesting, thought-provoking article about what qualities we need to instill in our young students to prepare them for success in life.  Are there qualities that you think are tied to success?  This article highlights a few, with a heavy emphasis on grit and resiliency.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/what-if-the-secret-to-success-is-failure.html?pagewanted=all