Parenting and Mobile Phones

This article about mobile phones affecting parenting is inspired by a blog by John Adams, Hey mum and dad, get off the phone, and a recent news item, I wish Mum’s phone was never invented’, written by Claire Haiek, appearing in the Sunshine Coast...

Insourcing Education – DIY Schooling

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

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a book, or tied your shoelaces.Have you ever heard it said (or maybe even said it yourself) that A.C.E. resources are “out of date”?I heard this...

Success and Failure

What is failure?The words “success” and “failure” trigger positive or negative emotions that motivate us or fill us with fear. We create our own definitions of these words that control our actions, but  what are they really? What should be...