In Search Of The Next Hemingway

When my daughter was in high school, our living situation was not ideal. Now we lived in a great area, Manhattan Beach, California. We had the beach, the weather, crime was virtually nonexistent and the neighborhoods were clean and friendly. Our physical abode, was little different story. Well actually, we didn't have one - at least … Continue reading In Search Of The Next Hemingway

Your children’s education is your responsibility … not the school’s

Schools are designed around curriculum that is learned in increments. Learn one thing and then move on the next thing. One builds on the other. But what if you didn’t understand that first thing. How can you learn that second thing or the third, fourth or fifth. In many cases you don’t. And then you … Continue reading Your children’s education is your responsibility … not the school’s

Would it really hurt to listen to the kids?

Imagine, it's 9:00 AM Monday morning. You're in your office waiting for a visit from a software rep who said he could solve all your problems through his manufacturing productivity software solution. You came in early just to put together a list a questions. The last thing you want is to waste an hour first … Continue reading Would it really hurt to listen to the kids?

The Silent Dilemma

Guest post by Alexandria Forsberg I was at work the other day when a client walked in with his Black Labrador. We chatted for a moment, and I mentioned that I recently rescued a 16 week old deaf Australian Cattle Dog puppy from being euthanized. He was not impressed and admitted he actually wasn't opposed … Continue reading The Silent Dilemma

Are our students, “up a creek … without a paddle?”

I'm sure you've heard the metaphor, "up a creek without a paddle." I think most of us interpret that to mean being put in a situation unprepared with little chance of success. Anyone who pays any attention to the national education dialogue knows there is no end to those who believe they have the solution … Continue reading Are our students, “up a creek … without a paddle?”