The Magic Ladder is a system of tools (free to schools and families) that has the potential to fundamentally improve the learning trajectories of more than half of the children in the U.S.
What we call their improficiencies are ours. Proficiency stats are mirrors that say more about our proficiency in stewarding their learning than they say about their capacity for learning.
I experienced… the unhealthy shame that exists in our culture of medicine — where I felt alone, isolated, not feeling the healthy kind of shame that you feel, because you can’t talk about it with your colleagues.
Until we attend to the culture of shame that surrounds learning errors, we will be only nipping at the edges of one of the greatest threats to our children’s education.
Refusing to speak or speaking in a whisper spares the child from the possible humiliation or embarrassment of saying the “wrong” thing.
Why are you who you are? Re: “How Identical Twins Develop Different Personalities”
Buying the ‘right’ program and training teachers to use it is not only insufficient, it misorients a school system’s learning.
Re: Making Sense of Teacher Professional Development / Misconceptions That Block Learning
The Children of the Code site has been upgraded to much higher quality videos that can be run on your tablets, smartphones, etc. ++ Two new chapters: “What is Reading?” and “Paradigm Inertia”
What and how students learn can have toxic effects on how well they learn thereafter. It’s vitally important that educators understand this.