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Educating for Human Greatness

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In this wise and perceptive book, veteran public school teacher/administrator Lynn Stoddard surveys the current state of public education in America and concludes that things have gone terribly wrong. His solution is to have parents and educators start by realizing that standardization in education is neither possible or effective. Only then can they focus on creating ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published November 28th 2003 by Holistic Education Press (first published November 2003)
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May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
So many great take away from this little gem. He is on point. This book is staying in my library.
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents, teachers, students
This is the best book I've read on elementary education. Three of the key insights are these:
1. One of the paradigm shifts for me was that curriculum needs to be used as a means to an end, not as an end in and of itself. Reading, writing, math, and other areas of study come naturally in context of doing something with them. For example, in one of the schools where Stoddard was a principal, students learned writing by writing to one another via a school post office.
2. Another key insight is that
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! I actually read the newer updated version of this, but the picture didn't come. The basic principles are still the same. WOW!! It has changed my perspective on teaching and from now on I am going to strive to do more inquiry based lessons and Great Brain Projects!! So inpsiring to teachers! And parents, too! It's sad what happens when government tries to control what students should or shouldn't be learning. It's so ironic that they think by controlling things, the test scores will go up, ...more
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