Wise words: Sidman

Wise words: Sidman

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

“An overworked and incorrect bit of folk wisdom pronounces the carrot to be of no avail unless backed up by the stick. But the carrot can do the job all by itself.” Murray Sidman, Coercion and Its Fallout (2001)

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Wise words: Wittgenstein

Wise words: Wittgenstein

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“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922  

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Wise words: Maria Montessori

Wise words: Maria Montessori

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

“Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission.” — Maria Montessori

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Wise words: Fred Keller

Wise words: Fred Keller

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

“I learned one very important thing: the student is always right. He is not asleep, not unmotivated, not sick, and he can learn a great deal if we provide the right contingencies of reinforcement. But if we don’t provide them, and provide them soon, he too may be inspired to..

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Wise words:

Wise words:

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

Wise words to warm your cold Monday morning! “The child begins to practice with respect to himself the same forms of behavior that others formerly practiced with respect to him.” Lev Vygotsky, 1966

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It’s all about language!

It’s all about language!

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

Our beloved friend and intellectual mentor Betty Hart and the brilliant and eloquent Dr. Todd Risley taught us (decades ago) about the variables that impact the development of young children and the impact of the years before kindergarten. Occasionally, mainstream science mentions their heroic research. A nice piece in The..

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Wise words

Wise words

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

Wise words for a Monday morning: “If education is good, then the need for it will manifest itself like hunger.” Leo Tolstoy

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