Friday, January 26, 2018


Looking for perfect timing? Daniel Pink's newest book When will give you some great, research-based information. One of my favorite—of many—parts of the book is when he talks about the advantage of taking breaks in the workplace. Like his books A Whole New MindDrive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, and To Sell is Human, When is an easy-to-read and convincing book. Go to his website to learn more.

If you have six minutes, check out this Face the Nation interview with Pink about When.

Back in 2010, I had the pleasure of interviewing the author myself. Here is a link to the Montessori Life article "Drive to Montessori: An Interview With Daniel Pink."

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class

From NPR website
Listen to this excellent NPR story, “A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up' ” by Tovia Smith. (January 11, 2018)

Here is how the story begins . . .

“Any teacher will tell you, class has never been the same since kids started coming to school with cellphones. Ancient Roman history will pretty much never win the day when competing with Snapchat and Instagram.

And sneaky as kids think they are, teachers know exactly what's going on when students look up with those zombie stares and constantly ask: 'Can you say that again?'

‘You can see that they're not listening to you,’ says history teacher Tony Patelis, at Newton North High School in Massachusetts. ‘They're looking down, and they tell me they're checking the time, even though the clock is on the wall.’ ”