How can you be a self-directed learner? Ask yourself these questions: What? What do I want to learn? What are my goals? What are my next steps? What problem can I solve? What can I contribute? Why? Why does this matter to me and the world? Who? Who else is interested in this? Who might … Read more 24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners
Wow – I have some great non-fiction reading for this week. Half the Sky is my book group pick, Wild comes recommended by a member of the book group, and I have my very own copy of Decisive, thanks to Derek Halpern at Social Triggers. I loved the Heath Brothers other two books, Made to … Read more Summer Reading & Treats
We are loving exploring the French countryside and the regional fare and wines. Our simple picnics and campground dinners are transformed into gourmet fare with fresh and local produce, specialities and, of course, du vin. Du vin, s’il vous plait. The one expression we have mastered. Do not worry. Even though we take photos with … Read more Picnic in La Dordogne – Eating and Drinking our Way through France
Bonjour! We are on the road, in a small campervan in France. FRANCE!!! We finally are going to visit our French exchange son, Timothee. Tim lived with us for six months back in 2006 and he celebrated his 14th birthday with us. Not only did he polish his English, he also experienced unschooling, at its … Read more On the Road Again
962 Pages. 3 pounds. Truly, I wish I’d gotten the kindle edition. The size and weight of the print book prevented me from carrying it along at all times which really slowed my reading. The ideas were at least as heavy as the book. It was painful. Heartwarming. Tragic. Hopeful. Agony. Thought-provoking. Fraught. Important. Not … Read more Book Review: Far From the Tree: Parents Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
Sometimes you just have to keep going. One foot in front of the other. Carefully. Even when you are not sure exactly where it will lead. What’s your next step?