Fresh Eyes

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My middle son has played soccer for three seasons and is a good and talented soccer player. Last summer (he was 9) we started throwing a baseball and his natural ability was immediately very clear. I was shocked at how very well he threw and caught a baseball with virtually NO EXPERIENCE prior to that moment. As the summer passed …

Sporting Clays, Todd Rose, and Standardization

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As we sought the best school for our boys and tried to pinpoint our dissatisfaction with the current school model, one of the most influential and eye opening things we watched was Todd Rose’s TED Talk (Thanks to Elizabeth Hodgson of Hodgson Educational Consulting for that recommendation)…but I’ll come back to Todd Rose in a minute. Last week I was …

Quality versus Quantity

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The students At Acton Academy Durham are in the final week of preparation for their exhibition next week.  There are four deliverables that the students have been challenged to have ready for the exhibition next Monday. At today’s close, our Guide, Hallie first asked the students which area they wanted to focus on tomorrow during project time to be most …