Tip of the Week #214: Read

I once read that the average American reads one book a year. That statistic blows me away. If that’s true, think about this.  If you decided to read one book a month in your field, in just one or two years, you’d be light years ahead of most of your...

Public schools. Just say no.

From time to time, someone asks me to sign up as a vendor for a charter school. My reply is usually something like this. Unfortunately, no.  Too much paperwork.  Charter schools want background checks, insurance, licensing, and other bureaucratic paperwork filled out...

What I learned in school

In school, I learned that A students win. In life, I learned that A students work for C students.  And, B students work for the government. In school, I learned English grammar.  I didn’t get it.  Failed middle school twice and didn’t graduate from high...

How to teach online: Part 2

I used to be like the man who jumped on his horse and rode off in every direction. Maybe you are, too. It’s okay.  School actually teaches us to do this.  School teaches us to be distracted.   School doesn’t like what Cal Newport calls Deep Work. Think...

How to teach online. Part 1

It seems every week, someone asks me… “How did you do it?  How did you transition to teaching online?”   Well, I am going to tell you.  And, in the process, perhaps, I will be able to help you get online as well. Thanks to Covid, people don’t look down on online...

13 Assumptions That Undermine Your Children’s Future

I think it is becoming abundantly clear that the government indoctrination camps we call the public schools no longer have the best interest of the students at heart. Maybe.  I am beginning to wonder what it would take to wake people up. Perhaps the following article...