How do branding and marketing impact our everyday decisions?

[This post is part of our "Curriculum of Questions" series]. Are we really free to choose which products we buy?  Which medicines we take?  What clothes we wear?  What technology we invest in?  Which products we clean our homes with?  This big picture question is intended to get us thinking about the daily choices we … Continue reading How do branding and marketing impact our everyday decisions?

Home Education (Part 2): 16 reasons it might be the best alternative for your child

Click here to read part 1 of this article. All the educational experts agree that our current educational system is simply not preparing our children for living in a 21st century world.  With institutional reform being tied up in money, politics, testing, and school boards, it is time to take our children’s education into our … Continue reading Home Education (Part 2): 16 reasons it might be the best alternative for your child

The secret to getting your kids to fall in love with learning (or at least not complain as much as they used to)

In one word: Autonomy.  That’s it.  Give your child control over his learning. Ok, don’t freak out.  I can just hear some of you.  You don’t know my child.  If I give him an inch when it comes to his work, he will do anything BUT what he’s supposed to do!  Yep. Mine too.  But … Continue reading The secret to getting your kids to fall in love with learning (or at least not complain as much as they used to)

One year-end assessment that your kids will be begging for!

Picture this: A principal at the beginning of the school year tells all his teachers: "This year, we will have no end-of-grade test.  We will have no letters or numbers on our report cards.  There will be no homework just for the sake of assigning homework.  Instead of assessing what each student knows, you will … Continue reading One year-end assessment that your kids will be begging for!