New Mission

New Mission


My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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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