Monthly Archives: August 2015

Failure: An Exploration (Part 1)

So much is written about the necessity of failure in education — that is, that students must experience failure to learn deeply. I am convinced that this is true. As an actor and director, I┬áhave another name for failure when … Continue reading

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When Teaching Creativity, Less is More

I have always said that, as an actor and director, I’m from the Peter Brook school of thought. In his groundbreaking book, The Empty Space, Brook opens by writing, “I can take and empty space and call it a bare … Continue reading

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Teaching and The Heart

The world of education is awash in ideas about teaching and learning, and it’s an exciting time to work in schools. As more teachers, students, administrators, and thought leaders feel inspired and empowered to innovate in schools, the more we … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Professional Development

I have, at one time or another, been a faculty member who sighed at yet another day of professional development. At worst, I found myself seated for a full day listening to a topic that was picked for me and … Continue reading

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The Curiosity Shop @ McDonogh School

Welcome to the blog at The Curiosity Shop at McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD). This is a space for ideas, questions, proposals — anything, really — that has to do with what makes for the very best education. Our world … Continue reading

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