Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Parents Responsible For School Performance

Who speaks such Blasphemy you are asking? Well the New York Times said it, so it must be true. In a may 20th article called Who’s Failing Grade Is It? columnist Lisa Belkin looks at the growing trend of state governments, trying to fix the problem of declining schools by creating laws, which punish parents when their kids don’t […]

The Problem With Schools Is…

I am so tired of hearing this line. “The problem with schools is…” It prefaces every discussion anyone has about education these days. Whether it be politicians, parents or even teachers, when ever people gather to discuss education, the discussion inevitably turns to how horrible things are in the classroom and how things have just […]

Charity & Parental Modeling

I have taken on a new personal project this past week. I decided to participate in the The Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200 kilometer or 124 mile bicycle ride from Vancouver to Seattle. The event occurs every June for the purpose of raising money for Cancer treatment and research. The event attracts more than a thousand […]

TV & Video Games = Serious Learning Issues (Post #2)

So what is the big deal? Kids watch a lot of TV these days, so what? As I mentioned right off bat in Post #1, even I watch a lot of TV and spend a whack of time on my laptop but children are different in one very important way. A child”s brain is a […]

TV & Video Games = Serious Learning Issues (Post #1)

I love TV, video games and especially my laptop. I shudder to think how much time I spend staring blankly into the glowing box. As an adult however, I think… or at least I hope there are no adverse effects other than perhaps an expanding waste line. I seem to function well at my job, […]

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