You have good teachers of all different personality types, all different sizes and shapes. And so this is an art, this is not a science.
What you remember from your high school teachers is not so much the curriculum, you remember the way of being that teacher possessed.
I think we need tests and we need to apply those tests to individual teachers, to individual schools, to individual students and to individual parents.
You don’t want to be so modest that you don’t’ do anything, and just sit there like a puddle, but when you do things, you constantly want to be checking for your own biases.
Some of the things we need to do to really make school a more emotionally addictive place.
That thing which we call culture, which is sort of the zeitgeist, the feel of an atmosphere is really hard to count and measure, and very hard to put into numbers. And yet it tends to be the most important thing.
There are certain traits that we don’t pay much attention to, but which actually do explain success. So, for example, one of them you would call mind sight, which is the ability to look into other people’s eyes...