Did I Accomplish My Goal?

I teach. I guide learners to accomplish goals, learn new skills, be inspired, and most of all, to think. But, who am I to teach? I still consider myself a teacher and more than most that are still out there in schools. I’m keeping my brain, my dignity, my innovation,...
Minecraft Mayhem

Minecraft Mayhem

I did it. Yes, it’s because he won’t get anything accomplished otherwise. Is that an excuse? Yes. Is it a reason? Sure. But, it’s still my choice and I chose. The computer stays locked until the weekend at my house. Locking out kids is a tool parents use in an effort...
Why Ask Why?

Why Ask Why?

Understanding is an integral, yet widely suppressed part of learning. It involves time, lots of effort, probing questions & genuine curiosity to understand. I’ve met few children who really want to understand. I’ve also met many teachers who either didn’t have...

6 Principles For Teaching Your Gifted Child At Home

First of all… are you crazy? Your child comes pre-wired with intensities, learns differently than most kids, and is already more than a handful. Do you really want to give up the extra income and spend even more time with your child? Maybe, yes. I have no...
God’s 7 Greatest Gifts

God’s 7 Greatest Gifts

The older I get, the more I believe that what most people regard as God’s gifts are not really God’s gifts at all. So, I am offering my thoughts as to what I consider God’s 7 greatest gifts: Gift one: Being allowed to experience how readily one says and does awful...
The 4 Beliefs and the 2 Tyrannies

The 4 Beliefs and the 2 Tyrannies

This is my final installment sharing why homeschoolers are not ready to Do Something Else. It is entitled The 4 Beliefs and the 2 Tyrannies. 4 Mistaken Beliefs that Drive Our Homeschooling: Belief #1: My children don’t have a Father. Of course, they have a biological...