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Education. What’s it for?

Education. While the word itself may not spark as much passionate debate as religion and politics, everyone has an opinion. Those opinions vary wildly, yet there’s one common theme: we can, and we must do better at educating children. Education is viewed as essential to “progress” and better lives. So, ideas for improvement are put forth. Sides are taken. Debates rage—ratcheted up as test scores arrive. What makes sense?… Read more!

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“I’m only trying to love my kids the best I can…”

A line I’ve heard from parents more than once the last few months: How do I have time to worry about the environment? I’m just trying to love my kids.”

And when the dinner needs to be made, Johnny needs help with homework, the car needs an oil change, Katie’s being bullied, and our company is shipping jobs overseas… then worrying about the environment falls pretty low on the list of “things to do … Read more!

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A Recent Interview and A Recent Review/Recommendation

A two part interview with Little Green Pen’s Michelle Schaub with views on environmental education: http://www.littlegreenpen.blogspot.com/

And Sarah Davies of Unplug your Kids, wrote a review of one of the books I had mailed to her a few months ago:

http://unplugyourkids.com/2010/11/16/environmental-guide-from-a-to-z/Read more!

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Education System: creating cars or teaching kids?

I crashed the ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) conference the other day. Yes, I’m getting too old to sneak into events. I didn’t do it for the rubber chicken served at lunch, but to listen to Sir Ken Robinson.

A world-renowned expert in creativity, Sir Ken entertains. After the lunch and a follow up session with him, my cheeks hurt.

Google him and watch one of his videos at the TED conference. … Read more!

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How can your kids learn it all? Teacher Opportunity

So much to cover, so little time…

Being a kid today is different than a generation ago. Between an increase in the amount of enrichment activities, organized sports, “screen” options (TV, video games, computers, phones) and homework, some kids suffer from increased pressure. The only thing there isn’t more of is time.

A lot of teachers I’ve spoken with feel the same way. They’re expected to cover a growing amount of material in a limited … Read more!

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