It’s a bright spot in an otherwise difficult year: student SJ just found out about his ACT 36.
Amy Coney Barrett recently delivered a speech in which she pronounces poignant as “POIG-nunt.” (Here’s the clip.) Mispronouncing a word doesn’t make you “dumb” or “less than” or anything of the sort. But it does suggest that you are not routinely engaged in vigorous discussions with brainy sorts. And that strikes me as a real problem […]
Julia Gooding of One Sky Education interviewed me in order to introduce me to her clients. We had a much more powerful conversation than I expected!
Learning. Education. At first glance, the two might seem interchangeable. We certainly use them that way. After all, both relate to gaining knowledge and skills, don’t they? What’s the first thing on your mind when you hear ‘Education’? You think classrooms, textbooks, strict curriculums. Learning, on the other hand, provokes a broader, more organic sense […]
Remote work is the new cool, and it’s easy to see why. With advancements in technology, improved digital communication tools, and a global mindset that’s increasingly valuing flexibility and work-life balance, the traditional 9-to-5 office grind seems almost archaic. More and more of us are embracing the freedom that comes with working from our living […]
We are all being called on to do more than we are used to. Schools are suddenly closed, and they are scrambling to figure out distance learning. Parents are figuring out how to juggle their own work and their kids’ education (to say nothing of their own self-care). Some students are trying to keep up […]
COVID-19 has undeniably reshaped the way we live, work, and interact. As countries grappled with rising case numbers and healthcare challenges, individuals and communities were thrust into a whirlwind of change. From remote work and online education to social distancing and mask mandates, the very fabric of our daily routines have changed. It’s Had a […]
“Dr. Po-Shen Loh has discovered a new way to solve quadratics.” Well, yes and no. Dr. Loh is a great coach, educator, and evangelist, and I admire and respect him. If he says he was “dumbfounded,” then there’s something there. The thing is, though, that the press is making a big thing about the “new […]
We wanted to share some great news. (My son) presented 3 posters at the (large conference) in (major city) last week. One of his posters on (interesting math topic) got selected as one of the top posters and he was invited to present it formally at the Abstract session. (My son’s) confidence in math because […]
It really bums me out when the New Yorker piece on someone in our industry covers someone so… ugh, where do I even start? Peppermint is not “nature’s adderall,” and even if it were, the only stimulants that are good ideas here are the prescriptions you have for your actual real diagnosed condition. Only working […]