“Educating for Intellectual Character,” Voices in Education, the blog of the Harvard Education Publishing Group

"Intellectual virtues aim at knowledge and understanding. And they express themselves in intellectual actions like listening, interpreting, analyzing, reflecting, judging, and evaluating. Therefore, educating for intellectual virtues naturally lends itself to an active and critical engagement with academic content and skills. One needn’t choose between educating for...

NPR story on the Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach

The Intellectual Virtues and Education Project involved the implementation of an intellectual virtues educational model in a new charter school in Long Beach, CA. KPCC, a Los Angeles NPR affiliate, recently ran a story on the Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach and the broader...

“Learning as Freedom” in the New York Times

"Who wants to attend school to learn to be 'human capital'? Who aspires for their children to become economic or military resources? Dewey had a different vision. Given the pace of change, it is impossible (he noted in 1897) to know what the world will...

What if the Secret to Success is Failure?

"This is a problem, of course, for all parents, not just affluent ones. It is a central paradox of contemporary parenting, in fact: we have an acute, almost biological impulse to provide for our children, to give them everything they want and need, to protect...