October 31, 2014

Learning Systems – They Come In All Colors and Styles For Your Child

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Learning systems are tools that provide all sorts of lessons. They introduce a wide range of important concepts such as the value of perseverance, the difference between right and wrong, cause and effect, and many other ideas that are essential to your child’s development.

Lesson of Life: Master of Your Universe

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There is only one me. There is only one you.

The words I say, the words I write belong to me; as do my desires, ambitions and talents, as do my shortcomings and frustrations. Your words, desires, ambitions, talents, shortcomings and frustrations, belong to you. …

When the identity of my body flickers and the last ember dies, I must answer only to myself. And when your lifetime is over, you must answer to none other than you.

Online Schools vs. Brick and Mortar: What Does the Future Hold?

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I recently heard an excellent podcast (audio recording) “Getting an Education on the Internet,” Sept 22, 2009 regarding online schools vs. traditional brick and mortar schools. Although the talk was focused on Higher Ed (college), I felt it an applicable discussion for all Education in general. …

Without a radical change to our entire capitalistic society, I don’t think K-12 teachers need to feel threatened about technology replacing them. Instead, I recommend they embrace and utilize it to make their already difficult lives a lot easier.

Why Common Core – Friend or Foe?

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This infographic was shared with me to shed light on why some system, like “Common Core” was needed for American students. I thought it well done and it does shed light on why CHANGE was needed. Now, whether or not all of its parts and workbook questions are sane is another debate. But, I think you can see from these statistics, that an overall change was required. The question now becomes: Where do we go from here?

There More Than One Way In This World To Be Educated

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“Why I hate school, but love education,” is in incredible Spoken Word performance that is packed with truth so beautifully told.  Thank you Sulibreezy; Everyone needs to hear for just as many different reasons.  

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Determine My Future

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A powerful and beautiful video founded on solid truth. Either video version below ( prezi-like presentation or video)  is created using the same Spoken Word. If you have never seen this, break out the tissue.  

Join The Debate — Behind the Common Core Standards

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It doesn’t matter whether your child or grandchild is being home-schooled, in private school, in public school or other –these standards will affect his/her entrance into college, their necessary entrance tests scores, and even the classes they take within college. This :40 minute video is a VITAL watch.  You will see interviews from some of […]

Can You Apply Academic Learning and Teaching Theories to a Homeschool Situation?

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As part of my Masters of Education, I took a Teaching and Learning Theories class. I wanted to see what a homeschool scenario would look like if you applied leading Academic Teaching and Learning Theories from Education Psychology to it. I learned how to make my first screencast, video and prezi with sound. Admittedly, it’s a bit rough, but I’ll get better.

Even 79 Year Olds Can Have Superpowers

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Don’t tell me you don’t want to be Paddy at age 79? You know you do with whatever talent is yours. No matter your age you can still be spectacular and beautiful and amazing.

Hack Your Body To Have Superpowers – for Realz

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I am becoming a real fan of the Forward Thinking group. Smart – Real – Possible. Take a look at this video showing actual science behind body-hacks for superpowers.