Something to Keep in Mind for Educators

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An op-ed in today’s New York Times (or yesterday’s, depending on where you live in the world), discussed the fantastic success of the Harlem Village Academies, charter schools in Harlem, New York. In order to improve test scores they focused on everything but the test. The actual quality of the education, educators and above all teaching students how to think, be passionate about education, and be good people.  In my trail of high schools I ended up in a boarding school that was passionately committed to educating the heart, hand and mind. Northfield Mount Hermon believed that without one, the others cannot truly succeed.

An op-ed in today’s New York Times (or yesterday’s, depending on where you live in the world), discussed the fantastic success of the Harlem Village Academies, charter schools in Harlem, New York. In order to improve test scores they focused on everything but the test. The actual quality of the education, educators and above all teaching students how to think, be passionate about education, and be good people.  In my trail of high schools I ended up in a boarding school that was passionately committed to educating the heart, hand and mind. Northfield Mount Hermon believed that without one, the others cannot truly succeed.

I wish more schools would keep those sort of principals in mind. Harlem Village Academies: rock on.



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