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A school is… (Verse 8)

A school is a workplace whose product is personal experience and growth. Widget factories make widgets, and insurance companies sell and service policies. While the business wisdom of the moment would focus on the “people” aspect of these enterprises, in point of fact you can hold their […]

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A school is… (Verse 8)

A school is a workplace whose product is personal experience and growth. Widget factories make widgets, and insurance companies sell and service policies. While the business wisdom of the moment would focus on the “people” aspect of these enterprises, in point of fact you can hold their […]

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What is a school? Intermission

With seven “verses” down and seven more to go, this seems like a good time to stop and reflect on where I’ve been so far in the current project. I’ve had a couple of revelations and probably should have had a few more getting to this point, […]

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What is a school? Intermission

With seven “verses” down and seven more to go, this seems like a good time to stop and reflect on where I’ve been so far in the current project. I’ve had a couple of revelations and probably should have had a few more getting to this point, […]

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A school is… (Verse 7)

A school is a set of intentional and unintentional learning experiences for students. We have come almost half way through this exercise before getting around to academics, you might say. But I am not even thinking specifically about academic learnoing here, although I am thinking very much […]

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A school is… (Verse 7)

A school is a set of intentional and unintentional learning experiences for students. We have come almost half way through this exercise before getting around to academics, you might say. But I am not even thinking specifically about academic learnoing here, although I am thinking very much […]

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A school is… (Verse 6)

A school is the incarnation of ideals to which some people will want to dedicate themselves and their resources. I’ve already written at length on these ideals and their importance, but not to be underestimated is the degree to which some people will want to dedicate their […]

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A school is… (Verse 6)

A school is the incarnation of ideals to which some people will want to dedicate themselves and their resources. I’ve already written at length on these ideals and their importance, but not to be underestimated is the degree to which some people will want to dedicate their […]

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A school is… (Verse 5)

A school is a key locus for social interaction—among students, parents, alums, staff. This almost seems to obvious to mention. Whether the school is day or boarding, in some ways it is a society unto itself. The school is the scene of a million little stories—dramas, romances, […]

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A school is… (Verse 5)

A school is a key locus for social interaction—among students, parents, alums, staff. This almost seems to obvious to mention. Whether the school is day or boarding, in some ways it is a society unto itself. The school is the scene of a million little stories—dramas, romances, […]

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