Tag: Grant Lichtman

Enough with all the grigor

Grant Lichtman has just suggested a  bunch of words better than grit  And they all work. And now it’s time to take on the rigor.  Grit and rigor – sounds like a scouring powder or bathroom cleanser  rather than a prescription […] 

Grit Hits the Fan

It’s a good word grit. It’s short, and it has the  good old English language virtue of getting right to the point. It also sets my teeth on edge. Why? Well for one, grit – it seems – has become […] 

Darkness and Light

What 60 schools can tell us about teaching 21st century skills. Here’s the TEDx Denver version of the talk Grant Lichtman gave at #naisac13 in Philadelphia. I take my title from an extraordinary compliment that Grant paid Poughkeepsie Day School on his blog […] 

“We are not teaching our children … what they need to know.”

The world is moving at a tremendous rate; no one knows where. We must prepare our children not for the world of the past, not for our world, but for their world. The world of the future.    –  John Dewey I […] 

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