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The first time a baby looks in a mirror, she is surprised and in awe of what is before her…her reflection.

Throughout our lives, we are presented with opportunities to reflect on our experiences, our growth and our path ahead. 51 more words

Wilmington Montessori School

Quote of the day

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  – John Dewey who was born on this day in 1859.

He also said:

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not. 122 more words


October 20 in history

1548 The city of Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace) was founded by Captain Alonso de Mendoza by appointment of the king of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. 555 more words


Rigorous Red or Bogus Blue? Part I

By Mike Cronin

In the 1999 movie “The Matrix,” the future is presented as a dystopia where the vast majority of human beings are caged in pods that capture their body heat to energize a vast, governing machine intelligence.  643 more words

Politics & Philosophy

Education as an intrinsic good

Why many academics think that education is an intrinsic good and why they are wrong

In part four, Professor Biesta and the chicken, I argued that the distinction between aims and purposes that had been made by Gert Biesta and John Dewey was without foundation. 1,326 more words


Purpose of Education #immooc

I’ve really been thinking about this. Our school systems in the United States formed with local boards of education so that the community’s education goals direct what happens in their school. 597 more words