No doubt you’ve heard of John Dewey, the American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Even today, he is regarded as one of the most prominent American scholars in the first half of the twentieth century.
Dewey died in 1957 at age 92 in New York City. My guess is that if he were alive today, he’d be appalled at the educational landscape (and I like to think he’d be a proponent of The Levels of Development and the Discipline Without Stress methodology).
He taught for three years but struggled with the expectation that he should be a knuckle-rapping disciplinarian. That wasn’t how he viewed education.
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A sage once said, “Education is what you have left over after you have forgotten everything you have learned in school.”
This is a powerful insight.
Education, or learning, is always renewable because learning should never end until life ends.
This mindset can be a significant approach to reducing stress by implementing the three practices.
To dig deeper, let’s compare learning with training.
Training is imitative; education is creative. The difference between a trained person and an educated person can be likened to the difference between a parrot and its owner.
Training teaches you to solve problems according to procedures others have tested and proved. Once you have learned the procedure, you keep repeating it for as long as … >>> READ MORE >>> →