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Good Men Project (Education)

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Four Pieces of Advice for Students and Others (Sep 4, 2017)
As we start another school year, here are some thoughts for how to navigate the world. I reflect on some standard advice I give my students.
If You Give a Man a Tackle Box… (Sep 11, 2017)
If someone already knows how to fish, give them a rod and reel and a spot on the riverbank, and then get out of their way. Too much reform seems to involve outsiders telling people with struggles how to fix problems, instead of giving us tools to fix things ourselves.
Rebuilding the Village (May 7, 2017)
Making student discipline positive is a good but single step for a complex problem. Student misbehavior continues to be a frustrating, elusive problem for teachers and administrators.
Talking Politics with Students (May 22, 2017)
It’s challenging to address hot-button topics with young adults. But it’s also important. Can, or should, teachers discuss politics with their students?
The Color of Strawberries and the Curse of Knowledge (Mar 12, 2017)
Overcoming our internal biases to help others learn. Much of what we see and hear is filled in by our knowledge of the world.
The Good and Bad of School Dress Codes (Jul 31, 2017)
Like any other tool in a school system, a school's dressing policy needs to teach the correct lessons, not the incorrect ones. The concept of school dress codes can be divisive. But not all motivations are bad.
Write This Down Now (Jun 26, 2017)
We’re placing too much value on memory, and not enough on keeping notes. What happened to jotting down notes?