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Author: Dr. Jonathan Long

Woodstock students hiking in the Himalayas

17 Aug Education beyond the classroom

Successful intelligence According to Robert Sternberg, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in the United States, real success in life comes not from test scores and exam results but from what he defines as a synthesis of wisdom, intelligence and creativity – what he calls 'successful intelligence'.  Sternberg experimented...

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A grade three student working hard at Woodstock School

02 Aug Education with grit

Woodstock School Principal, Dr Long, on how important perseverance is to achieving our full educational potential.   Delaying gratification One of the most famous behavioural experiments of the 20th century was carried out at Stanford University in 1972. A marshmallow was offered to children on the understanding that if they could resist eating...

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Photo:Lalitha Krishnan

21 Aug Dr Long’s Independence Day Speech – 2015

WHAT IS WOODSTOCK’S PLACE IN INDIA? [caption id="attachment_19439" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dr Long Addressing the Woodstock Community[/caption] Three simple statements sum up my answer to this important question: Firstly, it is a place of PRIVILEGE Behind us rise the majestic Himalayas.  Below us stretch the vast plains of the great Indian sub-continent.  Around us the...

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GAIL At Woodstock


Three years ago, Woodstock joined with seven other schools to create a unique partnership in international education. The Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL) is a consortium of schools that are geographically dispersed but share a common vision for school education in the 21st century. All member schools are independent, not-for-profit,...

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13 Mar It Just Ain’t So!

There’s not much you can’t find on the internet!  From whacky conspiracy theories to the frontiers of scientific innovation, from the very best of human accomplishment to the darker worlds of pornography, anarchy and crime.  Chicago news columnist Mike Royko may have been spot on when he wrote: “It’s been...

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