Trust or control? Governments try to strictly control what children are supposed to learn and teachers are supposed to teach. Yes, there is a need for a curriculum. But there is also a need for students, and teachers, to...
The third magical ingredient in the learning process is knowing how to learn. It’s about finding a method and process and following that path. Teachers are very good at telling students what to learn, but generally need to improve...
Well put. Graham Brown-Martin gives a good summary of some of the problems and challenges of the current educational system. The purpose of school now seems to be content delivery, but that is a very limited view of what...
If the first ingredient in the learning process is mental, then the second ingredient is physiological. It’s about focus, concentration and effort. It’s also about routines, rituals and discipline. Some things you learn without enormous effort. They come naturally to...
The skills needed in the 21st century - New Vision for Education Good overview of life-long skills plus a healthy look at some of the economic conditions that help these skills develop. It is advised to remember that personal growth is...
There are three key concepts in the learning process. The first has to do with your belief system. It’s the mental or psychological aspect of learning. It is simply easier to learn if you believe you can learn, think...
The old saying "Practice makes perfect" we know is not true. Instead, one should say, "Perfect practice makes perfect." Another old saying is that "Repetition is the mother of all knowledge. Even small children know the importance of training and...
Here's a link to an article that summarizes the many life-long learning opportunities out there. 21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life
  There are lots of clever “homework” reading ideas from Reading Bingo to Reading Treasure Hunts, etc. One I liked was reading homework to be carried out in different places during the week or month ahead. Examples: in a park,...
“My students (kids) don’t listen.” We’ve all said that at some point. So pretend they don’t hear. If you teach the deaf or blind, you obviously can’t do things the normal way. You invent new solutions. If you pretend your...