5 Jun

Fantastic article on my Madrid talk by Timothy Kelley, Director of the International School of Stuttgart



Lance King, an inspirational educator tells a story about taking his children bungy jumping. But, believing as most parents do, that we need to challenge our children to make them stronger, he tells them to ignore the guides who talk people through the challenge of making the first jump.  He tells his kids to stand at the edge, look down, listen to the voice screaming in their head to walk away, quiet it, and then jump.  Michael Thompson, someone I refer to frequently, tells a story about being with a group of kids one cold morning, about to jump into a lake at a summer camp.  They were all shivering and afraid, but, one by one, jumped into the lake and then ran back to the fire.

The point of commonality in both stories is that all of the kids in…

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