Tag Archives: skills

More Than Just Good Enough

I fight boxes that seek to define. I try to stay outside "the mold." I actively work to not keep up with any Joneses. And I seek to encourage my children to be who they are, not who I think … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to be Educated?

I recently wrote that education is more than simply taking classes and passing tests. This is frustratingly clear in things like driving tests. I took my student to try to earn her license yesterday. Unfortunately, the stress of the situation … Continue reading

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Learning Skills All Summer Long

When did I learn the specific skills I use in my job every day? The "three Rs" came, predominately, from my homeschool studies. I did not pick up reading, writing, or arithmetic on my own (though, I've heard a few … Continue reading

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Does Preschool Help or Hinder Children?

My wife, an Education major, nods as President Obama says in his State of the Union address: In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children ... students grow up more likely to read and do math … Continue reading

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