“Timing is everything, in education as in many other fields. It’s not enough to teach well. You have to teach well to kids who are ready to learn, kids who are developmentally ‘ripe’ for learning.”
- Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Thursday, November 6, 2008

BTT: Most Memorable Gift

What, if any, memorable or special book have you ever gotten as a present? Birthday or otherwise. What made it so notable? The person who gave it? The book itself? The “gift aura?”

Well, the most influential book we have been given was A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille. Kyle's boss gave it to him, and neither of us were really interested in it. However, once we read the book it really changed our lives. We view education in a much different way, and we have made a lot of life changes because of the book.

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