Why subscribe? First Do No Harm is a labor of love - love of children. My posts are intended to assist educators, parents, students and others in demanding that education be humane, engaging, kind and consistent with the rich body of work in neuroscience and child development that should inform all schools’ practices. I hope to stimulate discussion and action, in whatever way readers are empowered to act. The name First Do No Harm is derived from my book, First Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk, available through the monstrosity known as Amazon.com.

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Education in America has it all wrong. We need a progressive revolution.


Steve Nelson

Steve is a retired head of a progressive private school, a grandfather, author and newspaper columnist living in Colorado and Vermont.