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December 19, 2019

Discovering Better Ways to Learn as an Adult

If you’d met Ulrich Boser while he was still in school, you might not have tagged him as a guy who would one day write a book about learning. Early in his life, at least, learning was a struggle. “School was...

December 1, 2019

Letting Kids Drive

Why doing leads to learning Years ago, I met an educator named Diane Tavenner who blew my socks off. We’d been invited by Bill and Melinda Gates to give what amounted to a private TED talk, followed by discuss...

October 25, 2019

Why did our children stop walking to school?

Naomi Buck is a freelance writer in Toronto. As a kindergarten student in 1977, I set out every morning into the vastness of North Toronto. Having been ditched by my older brother at the first hill (he had a rep...

October 23, 2019

Stop helicoptering other people’s kids

How old do you need to be to see a movie alone in New York City? I recently found out. My daughter had been asking for permission to go to the movies with her friend. They are both 9 years old and fairly mature....

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