Friday, May 9, 2014

Paul Thomas

Here's another name for you: Paul Thomas, who also publishes under P.L. Thomas.

I think anything he writes is probably worth reading, but his recent post on children and childhood is worth noting particularly. It covers everything from Southern honor culture to why drivers of cars are mean to bicyclists, all while really talking about educating children.

Thomas came to my attention because of his clear critique of "grit" as a factor in student success, which pointed out that slack (as in the book Scarcity) is what's needed, rather than grit.

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