Happy Friday! Here’s what has been going on this week that caught my interest.
First the news…
President Trump mentioned homeschooling as a choice in his first speech before Congress. “These families should be free to choose the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school that is right for them.” You can read about it here.
Bumblebees rolling tiny balls caught the internet’s attention this week. Can you train a bee? Apparently, you can! Read about it here. The implications to learning in general are immense.
A good article about how technology can’t simply be used to replicate the lecture system – all it does is add a screen – was published by Washington Post this week. You can read that here.
Then the views…
This week, I wrote Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Ineptitude. An incident at an assembly line for my car made me think about how leaving an established system always ends up angering people. But we must choose to leave anyway. If we are committed to our convictions, anyway.
I also have a review of sorts about Shoe Dog by Phil McKnight, the founder of Nike. It reminded me of a few things I have written in the past.
And I have the Top Five Apps To Use With Children. We use these apps all the time and we love them. I especially like that the kids adore them.
…my favorite part of this series. What I’ve been reading this week.
I’ve been delving deep into some self-assigned classical reading. I’m starting with the Greeks for now and moving onto the Romans. But just to keep it interesting, I’ve thrown in a few other things, too. I’m really, really enjoying Plato. (There’s something I never thought I’d say a few years ago!)
Well, that’s it from me this week. Have a good weekend!