Sunday, November 25, 2012

Why Online Education Works

Professor at George Mason University and Co-Founder of, Alex Tabarrok, thoughtfully lays out the advantages of online education.  While the article is mostly focused on post-secondary education, many of his arguments can apply equally well to k-12 IMHO.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nice piece about a guy's hero's journey, and some interesting thoughts about nurturing talent:

Monday, May 14, 2012

"How to Beat the Odds at Judging Risk"

This short article reminded me of the topic brought up at the recent parents' meeting.  In a nutshell:  Risk Intelligence can be improved by learning probability and statistics.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

WSJ Article Today - Educating the Next Steve Jobs

It appears Acton's approach is right on the mark per this author. I'm curious if anyone has read Tony Wagner's book: "Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World." Please comment if you do/don't recommend it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

on character

good snack for thought with morning coffee

Thursday, March 22, 2012

next year, statistics

we can begin to prepare for that with this entertaining article:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

re power

I'm hoping the scientists and engineers perfect the electric snail before the electric cockroach... our local water bugs strike me as plenty energetic already.