Our family recently attended the Peru exhibition at the British Museum in London. It's our habit to read the introductory sign together and then, in an effort to keep them … Continue reading Is happiness the key to success?
Here we are in February where, once again, millions face the reality that they cannot achieve their New Year's resolutions. Is the solution to simply show more grit? It’s not just … Continue reading Grit is only effective when put in its place
A traditional education In high school I trudged through two years of physics and one year of chemistry. I had no real interest in either of these subjects but, at … Continue reading An education devoid of connection is one devoid of purpose.
Perhaps it was because we had just experienced the festivities of the half-marathon in our town, but after reading the Tortoise and the Hare for what seemed like the millionth … Continue reading We all know that “slow and steady” wins the race. (But does the winning really matter?)
Britain's youngest Olympic medalist, skateboarder Sky Brown, also happens to be an autodidact. "I just learn tricks off YouTube," said Brown in 2019. Her father concurred by adding, "Her friends … Continue reading Is it really that hard to teach yourself?
Education is a big deal for me. Not the institution, but the actual learning. I LOVE to learn. About everything. Mostly about how to learn. Having graduated with a degree in Elementary Education, I … Continue reading When a teacher admits, “I didn’t sign up for this”.
Perhaps you are sold on the fact that free play is important for small children, but once they reach a certain age, shouldn’t kids be getting down to the business … Continue reading Does Star Wars Count as Learning?
It turns out that all work and no play could affect your child's chances of landing the job of his dreams. In her book, Prepared, Diane Tavener observes that in “the … Continue reading How “play” increases the hire-ability of your children.
In a previous post, we looked at how the fear of what might happen keeps our children from experiencing the world to its fullest right now. The flip side to … Continue reading How to Raise an Adult (And how not to)
There are many things that my children and I have missed over the past year: visiting with friends and family, going into London to catch all the latest exhibitions, eating … Continue reading Free to Play, Free to Learn