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A new kind of educational policy is presented in the book Every Parent's Dilemma: Why Do We Ignore Schools That Nurture Children? by Don Berg



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Fauxchievement: Educational Management Can Prevent Motivational Deficiencies
Educational management can address the major problems in schools today: drop-outs, lack of achievement, and fauxcheivement (going through the motions of achievement, without mastering the material.)

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Hidden Curriculum: The Hidden Curriculum and Education Psychology
The hidden curriculum is more powerful than the explicit curriculum, so it needs more careful design. But, currently it's ignored.

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The Story of School: History of Education And The Story of School
The history of education has to go back further than the industrial revolution to tell the whole story of school.

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Growing Mental Maps: The Over-Simplification of Educational Reform
Beware of educational reform proposals co-written by Hollywood directors and comedy writers.

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Nurturing In Schools: Nurturing Education Policy is the Ultimate K-12 Solution
Education policy currently fails to nurture most students and teachers and this is the central moral and practical problem with schools.

  • Attitutor Learning Theory
    Learning is automatic, unconscious and impossibe to avoid. A learning theory based on learning, not just teaching.

  • Definition of Education
    A proper definition of education is NOT the delivery of information, it is cognitive mapping of reliable access to optimal states of mind.

  • Why Is Education Important?
    This exploration of how education, properly understood, provides individual fulfillment, fosters resilience and may ensure our species survival answers the question: Why Is Education Important?

  • Honoring The State's Interest In Learning
    How is the State's interest in learning served when parents can be prosecuted for homeschooling? Recent prosecutions indicate that some States are operating under mistaken assumptions about learning.

  • Our Education System: What are the Nuts and Bolts?
    Our education system today should make optimal states of mind a higher priority than literacy.

  • Definition of Education
    A proper definition of education is NOT the delivery of information, it is cognitive mapping of reliable access to optimal states of mind.

  • Being a good teacher, what's it take?
    Being a good teacher requires both passion and a place that supports you to be passionate.

  • What is Teaching?
    The obvious core of teaching is facilitating learning, but teachers are, more importantly, cultural catalysts.

  • My Big Teaching Idea
    My big teaching idea came on a baseball field and instantly convinced me that the idea that teaching is just delivering units of knowledge, skills, and information to students is utterly absurd.

  • Lifelong Learning is Lifelong Thrival
    Lifelong learning is a buzz word for something that everyone wants to achieve, but does it really mean something important?

  • What’s A Teacher To Do?
    Teachers who disagree with the status quo face a big challenge, but sanity is possible if they stay focused on the 3R's of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness.

  • A Policy Framework for Nurturing in Education
    A policy framework for nurturing in education was presented as a poster entitled "Nurturing is the Foundation" Policy Framework at the 6th International Self-Determination Thoery Conference in 2016.
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The Hero's Game: Leadership in Education: How to Play the Hero's Game
Leadership in education today is about heroism, but hero's have to play the right game or they lose. Learn what game is afoot.

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Attitude: Positive Attitude in Reality
Positive attitude is more than thinking good thoughts, it's the ability to access a beneficial state of mind regardless of your situation.


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Parenting: Parenting Advice And Resources From Parents To Parents
Parenting advice and resources for parents from parents.

  • Parenting Styles or Childing Styles
    Parenting styles researchers assert that if you simply behave right as a parent your children will behave right, too. This is wrong, parenting is a moral, not behavioral challenge.

  • Expert Parenting Advice, Can We Trust It?
    What’s a parent to do when parenting experts disagree? Some expert parenting advice seems absurd, but is it true?

  • Parenting Facts
    Parenting fact #5: Parenting is a moral challenge not a behavioral one. Read all five parenting facts here.


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  • A Nurturing Educational Policy Will Solve Every Parent's Dilemma
    An educational policy to ensure schools become nurturing places is presented in the book Every Parent's Dilemma: Why Do We Ignore Schools That Nurture Children? by Don Berg.

    • Press Kit for the Book Every Parent's Dilemma: EPD Press Kit
      Pdf versions of selected elements of the press kit.

  • Attitude First: A Leadership Strategy for Educational Success
    This was Don Berg's first book in which he laid out a broad framework for understanding and teaching attitude first in opposition to the academics first approach of maninstream schooling. (Links directly to the site of Trafford, the publisher.)

  • About/Contact Me Button: About Don Berg
    Brief background information about Don Berg, creator of Teach-Kids-Attitude-1st.com.

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