School District of the Chathams

School District of the

Chathams

Essential Intent

The essential intent of the School District of the Chathams is to divine and develop the gifts within each child.

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Dr. Michael LaSusa, Superintendent of Schools                                         
The essential intent of the School District of the Chathams is to divine and develop the gifts within each child.

LaSusa
Power to grow depends upon the need for others and plasticity. Both of these conditions are at their height in childhood and youth. Plasticity or the power to learn from experience means the formation of habits. . . Active habits involve thought, invention, and initiative in applying capacities to new aims. They are opposed to routine which marks an arrest of growth. Since growth is the characteristic of life, education is all one with growing; it has no end beyond itself. The criterion of the value of school education is the extent in which it creates a desire for continued growth and supplies means for making the desire effective in fact.       --John Dewey, 1916

          mlasusa@chatham-nj.org


 
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Essential Intent

The essential intent of the School District of the Chathams is to divine and develop the gifts within each child.

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