Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education's Death Valley

Once again Ken Robinson hits the nail on the head. When it comes to our children's needs within the classroom, Ken's passion, humor and genuine authority on our education system,  is a breath of fresh air amongst the stale onslaught of false reasoning as to why so many children are struggling in school.
... ten percent of kids... are being diagnosed with various conditions under the broad title of Attention Deficit Order/ADHD. I'm not saying there's no such thing. I just don't believe its an epidemic... If you sit kids down hour after hour, doing low grade clerical work, don't be surprised if they start to fidget. Children for the most part are not suffering from a psychological condition- they're suffering from childhood."
This video is bursting with little gems of truth.  Be inspired.  Most of all commit to playing an active part in keeping your child engaged in learning.  Your child's education should serve your child.  Not the other way around.  Under no circumstances should your child loose him/herself in mindless compliance to a system.  I am not saying that children should be without discipline, structure or respect for authority figures.  What I am saying is that if your child is beginning to loose his or her first love of learning or is failing to be engaged, it is time to take a step back and consider what you can do to nurture your child's natural love of learning. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Our Education System

Traveling Famly 5

Who says you can't enjoy traveling with kids?

Well, I suppose if your idea of travel is arriving at a single destination with the sole purpose of joining several hundred half-clad bodies, seeking uninterrupted R & R while basking in a heat-drenched oven of sun and sand, then perhaps traveling with children isn't your best choice after all.

As for my family and I, we love to explore.  Exploration is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of travel.  At large our love of exploring has mostly been manifested

Sunday, March 31, 2013

FREE Tots Ebook Give Away!

Today & Tomorrow ONLY!

My tots ebook is available for FREE Sunday, March 31st and Monday, April 1st, 2013!  If you know someone who might enjoy this short read with their child/grandchild, please let them know about this promotion.

If you download and enjoy my book, would you kindly click the like button and leave a brief review?  This would be a huge help to me.  Thanks in advance for your time!  Have a blessed Easter.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


My New ebook for Toddlers Now Available on Amazon!    


Going on a road trip with your toddler this Easter?  Ebooks are great ways to break up long stretches of travel while keeping your luggage light!  

Book Description
"In celebration of spring time, this brief read is perfect for the busy toddler. Spring's use of word repitition is well suited for the early developmental stages..." To read more or to purchase this book, US readers can click here, for Canadian readers click here Readers from other Countries can search for Spring by Dagny J. Olson or send me a message for a link to Spring.