Category: Education

Are We Setting Up Our Kids For Failure?

Well, my husband blogged about optimising for happiness, so I thought I’d keep up with him with these few words on a similar kind of subject. 🙂 I’ve often thought about the high expectations that parents and society have on kids. Stuff like: getting the best grades getting a degree getting a proper and well

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There Are 3 Types of Learning

  I’ve been immersed in learning about learning! Apparently, there are 3 types of learning: learning to be, learning to do and learning to know. Which one does society focus on the most? It’s the learning to know.  That’s what most *educational institutions* focus on.  They want to teach you stuff. Cram more in. Make people

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Fieldstoning in the Digital Age

So, after a couple of tweets the other day (thanks @imccowatt and @martialtester), I purchased Weinberg on Writing – The Fieldstone Method (Kindle version is much cheaper!). In it Weinberg talks about Fieldstoning- gathering bits of information/inspiration/ideas/text/etc, logging it in an organised way and perhaps using it in the future for pulling a piece (or pieces)

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The Future of Education

Interesting article on Forbes asking whether Education will be the next industry to be killed by the internet. Some valid points are highlighted on how things are changing with the likes of MIT and London School of Economics offering (or planning on offering) online content, education, discussions, certificates, etc and all free or at a

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Blogging for Kids

We’re going on a long holiday soon.  Not quite sure how long it will last at this stage…however it does mean that we are ‘unschooling‘ our two wonderful boys – currently aged 5 & 6. Aaron (our 6 year old) is starting to read and write.  Ben still has a way to go, he can

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Pi is 3.14159265….

Many of us have Pi = 3.14159265… drummed into our heads. There’s probably numerous other extremely other important things drummed into our heads.  I remember Pi and doing maths related around to it.  It wasn’t difficult at the time. My sons were telling us what Pi was.  They’re too young to actually make sense of

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