When my wife and I decided to look into homeschooling for our oldest we didn’t have a comprehensive plan or strategy or anything even close to anything like that.
We simply knew that what had been working was no longer working and that it was our responsibility and opportunity to do something about that change, that discrepancy.
Continue reading “Hackschooling Values”
I couldn’t be more excited for my 10-year old who is now, officially, one of my business partners. She’s going to take over an existing revenue-generating project and, over time, oversee all of the administrative and operational needs.
Today was the first day of “training” and I captured a bit of this via the VLOG:
Continue reading “Running a Business at 10 Years Old”
My oldest has been spending more time with me this past week than she has in a while, quite literally coming with me around the city (see yesterday’s vlog) and also traveling all the way south to San Jose (today’s vlog… uploading later).
In short, it’s been fun and frustrating all at the same time; if you’re a parent then you can understand this dynamic better than most.
Continue reading “Acceptable Adult Behavior”
These three words could fundamentally change your life:
I am excited.
Some new research shows that this could really, really help you and your anxiety when it comes to new things (or things that really scare you like public speaking):
Continue reading “Turn Anxiety into Excitement”
Adventures in coding…?!? Cool.
A small coding app to help girls get interested in software engineering and coding… by delivering cupcakes to everyone in Bloxtown. One of the characters has the name “Ruby Rails” – LOL.
In any case, I support any effort to help anyone, especially younger girls, get into coding. Download it here.
Continue reading “GoldieBlox: Coding App for Girls”
My wife recently heard Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, talking about failure and how her father had a daily exercise of asking her how she failed that day.
This was fascinating to me and so I looked an instance of her talking about this explicitly and found it via Forbes:
Continue reading “Making Failure Normative”
But sometimes, more often than seems entirely reassuring, something confusing occurs: We come across people who triumphed at school but flunked at life. And vice versa. The former stars who once knew exactly how to satisfy their teachers may now be flatlining in a law office or relocating to a provincial town in the hope of finding something better.
The longer I spend time homeschooling my oldest and the more I become more invested in the future of my children through education the more that I become aware of this dynamic.
Continue reading “Success in School”
There’s a huge landscape of skills worth kids learning now that schools aren’t teaching, and a new set of teachers who aren’t full-time educators willing to help them.
Couldn’t be more true.
Continue reading “JAM.com”