Benefits of Parents Reading to Children (Beyond the Child’s Performance)

Benefits of parents reading to their children beyond the child’s performance Every parent would like to see their children grow up as smart individuals with a good dose of common sense. Your choice of school and education route will reflect how much you support your child and want them to have the best start in […]

Building a Better Student: Standard Candle

How do you measure the distance to a star that’s millions of light years away? Astronomers sometimes use a form of measurement that relies on the brightness (or luminosity) of particular types of stars. It’s known as a standard candle. The whole system relies on trusting that some stars will behave exactly the way similar […]

Building a Better Student: Pace Car

Over the summer I took a road trip, an experience that is as much a part of my DNA as my brown hair. A good portion of my youth was spent in the back seat of a Ford Galaxy 500 as my parents criss-crossed the country, and I’ve never outgrown my love of the road. […]

Building a Better Student: Circles From the Air

The flight from Austin to Denver was routine. We pulled away from the gate right on time, the guy next to me had already drifted off to sleep with his earbuds snugly tucked, and I settled in with a million-page Michener novel. (Is that redundant?) After so many years of choosing window seats, the view […]

Thoughts on the Whole Homeschool vs Public School Debate

Longtime readers are certainly aware that I spent many years homeschooling all 4 boys, and then about 4 years ago the older ones began attending public school. To be precise, TechnoBoy went to 8th grade and then The Mercenary joined public school the following year. They’re both in 11th grade now and we agree that […]

Building a Better Student: The Ladder Gets Longer

Our company recently hosted a team building session for about thirty employees, where we focused on creating a stronger internal bond. If you’re going into battle – even corporate battle – it helps to know the people around you on a more intimate level. During one emotional segment, a guy on our team told us […]