The more difficult it is for teens to find jobs, the more they stop looking for those jobs. For all the societal angst around youth social media use, it could be that many teens don’t have a lot of other options for how to spend their time. Reducing barriers to work could go a long
This is an excellent article by Kerry MacDonald, who has been traveling around the country this year learning about microschools and other alternatives to the conventional classroom. In a World Full of Robots, Humans Wanted | Cato Institute “So we got progress reports home saying she can only count to 100, but she should be
I loaded Pocket Casts up yesterday to give it a whirl and fell in love instantly. How easy it was to move my subscriptions over and discover new listens too. What a pleasure!
Decades later, we are finally at what I recognize as a tipping point for the transformation of public education. There has been an understanding for decades now that public schools were not keeping up to speed with the real world and that we could do better. Many of us felt a change was imminent back
There are several good insights in this month’s edition of the Next newsletter by Jeff Selingo. It’s always a very thoughtful read with good insights into the trends in the higher education system in the United States. This month he is focusing on the intersection between college education and the workforce during this time when
I’ve written about this course before and wanted to spread the word that another class is getting ready to begin. Midnight tonight is the deadline actually. It is offered twice a year. September is the main time per year that I purchase clothes for myself and my family. It works great for us since we
Great points in this post I’m sharing about unrequited love, limiting your choices, disposable products, and shrinkflation. I find being shepherded along the pathways they want you to go particularly telling. That was my reason for leaving Facebook for the first time well over a decade ago. I must tell you though that pushing against
The earliest intuitive flash I remember was when I was around twelve years old. I remember it distinctly even now, decades later. We were taking a drive in the car. I was in the back seat behind dad. I was looking out the window watching the world go by, and mom and dad talked about
An excerpt from my book Bliss Or Bust: Uplifting Thoughts follows. It’s important to enjoy feelings of happiness and general wellbeing as much as possible. To do that, notice how you feel. Have strategies at the ready to lift yourself up when you find yourself down. When down, do the work to change your perspective.
What follows is an excerpt from my book Bliss Or Bust: Uplifting Thoughts. There are many ways your intuition can get a message to you. You will start to pick them up once you’ve learned to quiet the mental chatter. You might notice a certain song gets stuck in your head out of nowhere or
I’m trying out the reblogging feature after one of my posts was reblogged this week for the first time ever as far as I know. Thanks to Gloria Michael for reblogging my post, “Teaching and Learning.” Very cool. This is my first reblog of another blogger’s post. See, “Women Explorers – Journey to the Last
What follows is an excerpt from my book Bliss Or Bust: Uplifting Thoughts. Life is a continuous journey of learning and teaching. Do it again. Do it again. Do it again. You will know when it’s time to move on and learn something new. Learn-able material is everywhere. Teachers are everywhere. You can learn from
I guess you could say that learning about different personality assessments has been a hobby of mine. I thought about listing them all out for you, but it gets ridiculous. Let’s just say my current favorites are my longest-studied one, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), then another couple that I think about regularly are the
We switched to homeschooling for the second time in 2015 and have been going strong since then. We made the first pass at homeschooling with a public charter school in Las Vegas called Odyssey Charter School in 2012 when our son was in second grade. They had what I believed to be an innovative program