A New Year question: What does “Do your best mean?”

With these simple understandings at the heart of any family or any curriculum we can create the kind of world that we want. It really is simple. Read More

Reading and a feeling of guilt

George J.N. Whitfield, nicknamed “George” by all the boys at Hampton Grammar School, was a no-nonsense authoritarian educator — a real establishment character who inspired fear and respect.  I have a lot of memories of him, but I don’t remember him ever saying a word to me personally in the whole of the time I was… Read More