I think I'm going to move to TED and live there the rest of my life. (thanks to @pgha for the heads up on this amazing lecture)
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Dennis Bernhard Reply
Oct 12, 2009
Thanks for posting this presentation. I especially like the part about being afraid to make mistakes. I fall into that trap all the time.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman Reply
Oct 14, 2009
Fantastic philosophy! I watched. I smiled. I wanted to grab my kids and dance with them. I did something even better though – I sent the link to the Head Master of my children’s school. I am extremely fortunate as this is the exact philosophy of the school I chose for my children. Example: They do wear uniforms, but they can do a twist to make them their own. They can wear flip flops, jewelry, or red glittered shoes if they want. It’s all about learning how to fit into society in a nonconformist way and to celebrate each person’s individuality. Nurturing that in our children is paramount to their emotional well being. Thank you for sharing TED.
Jim Mitchem Reply
I have to tell you, when my wife researched Montessori – I was very skeptical. I mean, how the hell can children learn when they’re not sitting at tiny desks in rows that face a blackboard? But after two children and five years there, I am pretty sure that letting children develop a love of learning is key to education. Which is to say that I’m shocked I ever graduated. 😉 And yes, we’re so fortunate to have public Montessori here in Charlotte.
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