KIDS AND TV — THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

  “TV provides no educational benefits for a child under age two.”(1) … “Watching TV in childhood increased chances of dropping out of school and decreased chances of getting a college degree.”(2) … “Watching sex on TV increases the chances a teen will have sex, and causes teens to start… Read moreKIDS AND TV — THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

HOW CAN WE TRAIN CHILDREN TO LISTEN—REALLY LISTEN?

  Children have a hard time listening. You carefully explain what you want them to do, and they turn around and do something completely different. Exasperated, you ask, “Were you not listening?”   Listening is an acquired skill necessary to be fully present and fully engaged.    Listening is an… Read moreHOW CAN WE TRAIN CHILDREN TO LISTEN—REALLY LISTEN?

A BLUEPRINT FOR 21st CENTURY EDUCATION

  Amid a maelstrom of economic, social and political changes throughout the world, parents and educators are asking questions.   “Is our education system keeping pace with the transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age?”   “Is our curriculum adequately preparing our children for the rapidly changing job… Read moreA BLUEPRINT FOR 21st CENTURY EDUCATION

Mainframe vs Cloud — Has Education Stepped Into the 21st Century?

    The desire and the ability of children to learn are activated with their first cry. Sadly, outdated methods of education suppress children’s innate curiosity (desire) and their urge to explore (ability). Nevertheless, children learn. We live in the 21st Century having evolved beyond the Industrial Age into the… Read moreMainframe vs Cloud — Has Education Stepped Into the 21st Century?

7 VALUES CHILDREN MUST LEARN TO LIVE WELL

  Educating our children must go beyond academics. Helping children acquire and practice right moral values is critical. The well-being of a community and a nation depends on it. Holistic development of children is the mandate of parents, care-givers and teachers. Without sound moral values, children have no basis on… Read more7 VALUES CHILDREN MUST LEARN TO LIVE WELL

THROWN TO THE WOLVES — THE 3 R’s OF TEACHING

My rite of passage into the teaching profession was a grueling contest of cunning wit and enduring grit. Would an aspiring 22-year old novice survive a ruthless pack of wolves cleverly disguised as sixth graders? I cut my teaching teeth in Prince Rupert, a rugged fishing town 500 miles up… Read moreTHROWN TO THE WOLVES — THE 3 R’s OF TEACHING