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Author: Dr. Jonathan Long

06 Mar Unconditional Giving

The great humanitarian and theologian, Albert Schweitzer, once wrote, “I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”  The writer, Anne Herbert is said to...

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25 Feb The Relevance Of Respect

In the 13th century, an obscure Monk called Peter penned some words which could easily have sprung fresh from today’s newspapers: The world is going through troubled times. Today's young people only think of themselves. They've got no respect for parents or old people. They've got no time for rules or...

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18 Oct Connect With Dr. Long – Travel Dates and Locations

Happy Worldwide Woodstock day! As the festivities start on campus I will be beginning my travels and away from Woodstock until the end of October. This is mainly to connect with the tremendous work Jane Cummings is doing in North America to engage our large alumni community there and to build momentum around...

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13 Sep Why Care and Compassion Count

“What are the most serious problems facing schools today?” “What are the most serious problems facing schools today?”  That was the question put to a group of teachers in the 1940s.  Their answers were interesting:  chewing gum, noise, running in the corridors, not lining up properly, improper clothing and litter. Fifty years...

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06 Sep Whole Person Education

Dickens' Mr Gradgrind preached a compelling view of education: “Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will...

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22 Aug Education Must Start With Philosophy

There are two ways to look at education.  One is technical; the other is philosophical.  The technical view sees education in terms of its outward features – schools, classrooms, pupils, text books, teachers, lessons and exams. For some schools, these technical features represent the only problems to be tackled in education...

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14 Aug “Education is More Than Classroom Learning”

The first in a new series of articles by Woodstock Principal Dr Jonathan Long  around his educational philosophy, Eliciting Greatness. This week's title: "Education is More Than Classroom Learning". Robert Sternberg’s studies of intelligence and creativity led him to coin the term “successful intelligence”.  This is the idea that real achievement...

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