Do you know someone who hates their job? You probably do. I spoke with one over the weekend. My young friend, a college graduate, hates her job. At 25, she feels trapped and overwhelmed. But yet she trudges off to her job to earn her very modest income because she has student loan debt. Her dreams will have to be put on hold. That is, if she can keep them alive. She comes home from her job each day so exhausted, she has no energy to look for other opportunities. Or to create one for…Continue
Are you looking for alternatives to public school? You are not alone. As I mentioned yesterday, there is a groundswell of voices crying out for better options in education. Here’s some you may wish to consider:
Public Charter Schools- Contrary to the shrill voices of opposition, these are NOT private schools funded by tax dollars. They are PUBLIC schools and receive tax dollars just like any other public school. The difference is they are governed by an…Continue
New developments neuroscience and understanding how the human brain is wired for learning opens new worlds to how we approach education.
brainwash (ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ) — vb( tr ) to effect a radical change in the ideas and beliefs of (a person),
Is this not what is happening in our schools on a daily basis? Moral neutrality, Outcome based education, Standardized testing, these are just a few of the tools being used daily to brainwash, er, effect a radical change in the ideas and beliefs of our children.
Consider a quote that hearkens back to 1902 from the newly formed General…Continue
As I write this, I am listening to a flooring guy scrape the subfloor of our kitchen in preparation to lay new vinyl. We tried to get as much done as we could in advance to keep our costs down but I’m left to wonder if we really did save money.
The time, the frustration and the apparent futility of our work…even with a rented tool was not nearly as fruitful as what I’m hearing this guy accomplish…because he has the right tools.
As we get older, we realize with increasing…Continue