In the book Getting More, Stuart Diamond dedicates an entire section to conflict between parents and their children and talks about how these conflicts can be resolved by treating it as a series of negotiations.
Sleep is a biological function that is often perceived to get in the way of living and many in modern society think it is something to be minimized or eliminated altogether in the name of progress. In the book Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, David K. Randall makes the case that while sleeping makes vulnerable, therefore making it costly from an evolutionary perspective it is a necessary price to pay for all the benefit it brings and it’s importance should not be overlooked.
The Dawn Wall also available on is a documentary about the legendary free climber Tommy Caldwell, who aspires to be the first person to climb The Dawn Wall a 900m high very smooth rock face in Yosemite. In this remarkable story of single minded focus and determination, one thing that stood out is the fact that the Tommy’s father was taking Tommy climbing from the age of 6. His dad says “the best gift you can give to your kid is the ability to deal with adversity”
I learned about Dan Root when I was Googling for how to use Trello to help manage my kid’s schedules and came across his inspiring Kids Activity Board. Today I learned he is the author of Trello Dojo a book on how to become a Trello Ninja (click on the link and have a chance to get a free copy of the book!) and a Home School Dad.
The modern state of e-learning resembles the days when people used to horsedrawn carriages are trying to grasp this new thing called an automobile and their design is very much anchored in the familiar. Online learning faces similar hurdles, with Coursera, EdX and other education providers still essentially using the same format that we’re used to having in traditional institutions but modifying it for the online environment. But what if it can be something completely different?