Laura Sandefer

February 1, 2013

Each week the guides at Acton are focusing on one Socratic skill. Last week we focused on “being concise.” This week we chose “listening openly.”

I believe this may be the most transformative skill we can practice as a parent: consciously and openly listening to our children. The following TED talk takes 7 minutes to watch. It is one of those that creeps into your thinking and just might change your world:


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Middle School is where young people rapidly start owning their education. Middle school is the perfect time to develop intellect and character while gaining a deeper sense of self and the real world. Students have a broad palette of topics to study and pair in-depth academic exploration with real-world connections to experts and local apprenticeships. Middle School is about deepening a passion for individual subjects while broadening your understanding of yourself and your future.