Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mind in the Making - Ellen Galinsky

     If you are raising, teaching, or studying children, you will want to shepherd a copy of Ellen Galinsky's Mind in the Making.  Among other essential life skills, she has grouped her research into seven critical areas that children need most:

  1. focus and self control (link to a cute 3-minute video)
  2. perspective taking
  3. communicating
  4. making connections
  5. critical thinking
  6. taking on challenges
  7. self-directed, engaged learning

     I can't wait to hear her talk at this year's American Montessori Society Annual Conference in Chicago.  So much of her work and philosophy are in concert with Dr. Montessori's work.  If you can't make it to Chicago in March, you may want to watch this interview with Katie Couric.

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