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To Kill A Mockingbird

29 Feb

How 18,000 students proved theater experts wrong

On Wednesday, 18,000 middle and high school students from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island attended a free one-time special performance of the Broadway production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” at Madison Square Garden arranged by producer Scott Rudin, the MSG organization and the city of New York. That’s right. 18,000 kids sat and watched a 3-hour drama in the cavernous home of the Knicks. Who would have thought it possible?

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18 Dec

How We Learned to Love the Pedagogical Vapor of STEM

Garden of Children

10 Dec

The History of Kindergarten from Froebel to Today

a documentary series arriving 2019

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10 Reasons Teens Have So Much Anxiety Today

15 Nov

We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience.

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.


10 May

Why scientists need arts training

I believe we need our educational system to engage students with issues of ethics and responsibility in science and technology. We should treat required arts and humanities courses not as some vague attempt to “broaden minds” but rather as a necessary discussion of morals, values, ethics and responsibility.

STEAM inserts arts into the acronym for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). I chose to frame the arts more widely to include the humanities, and asked the attendees: How do we identify the challenges we wish to work on?

The Coddling of the American Mind

27 Oct

Smart Teens :-)

28 Feb

Can you raise a teen today without a smartphone?

Good Behavior

20 May

Secrets to Raising a “Good” Kid


18 May

Silicon Valley decided that internet connectivity matters more than human connectivity.

A Free Course from Yale on the U.S. Civil War

3 May

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