The Best Things in Life Are Free

It’s a hard life. But does it need to be? The expectations we place on ourselves — what we believe are the best outcomes for our children, the most successful marriage, the most gratifying career, the optimum health and fitness programs, the most stylish homes etc —...

Insourcing Education – DIY Schooling

Insourcing education is becoming increasingly popular in an outsourcing society.Outsourcing and InsourcingIn modem life, it is common practice to ‘outsource’ for most of our dally needs. How many of us sew our own clothes, grow our own veggies, or grind our own flour?...

Indoctrination

The above definition of ‘indoctrinate’ is from Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. It includes, elsewhere, that indoctrination usually involves being taught a view uncritically or without question. It is something negative.Don’t say you...

Good old fashioned…

Good old fashioned…Some things never date!Nobody would call you old fashioned if you ride a bicycle, read a book, or tied your shoelaces.Have you ever heard it said (or maybe even said it yourself) that A.C.E. resources are “out of date”?I heard this...

Should failure be rewarded?

What is failure? What happens if a student achieves less than the “pass mark” on a test? It means they have not mastered the work for some reason. As a result, we can call this “failing,” and it’s something that should be addressed. Obviously, this...