Since Dale received the Thiel Fellowship, as a parent of a Thiel Fellow, I’ve gotten questions about our parenting journey such as: How did we help him get involved? How did we make him self-motivated? What do you do with self-motivated kids? How do you help a kid that is smart beyond you and gifted? … Read more Introducing Interviews with Parents of Thiel Fellows
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter Y. Yell Yes? Yes! When invitations, opportunities, new eXperiences come your way, yell, “Yes, I’ll try that. Yes, I’m in.” When challenges, obstacles, bumps, or frustrations come along to make things hard, yell, “Yes, I can deal with this. I … Read more Y is for Yell Yes!
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School. Brought to You by the Letter F. F…. The F word. As a former public school teacher, F had me a bit Flummoxed. You may have surmised that I am only using verbs. SO..here are some of my choices, in alphabetical order. Facilitate. Help make things happen. … Read more F is for …
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School. Brought to You by the Letter E. Explore. Explore new places and new people. Explore a new neighborhood, a new coffee shop, an untried organization or meet-up. Explore new activities that you never thought you would like or even try. Explore a new museum, an alternative cuisine, … Read more E is for Explore!
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School. Brought to You by the Letter D. Discuss. Discuss ideas. Discuss news, politics, books, whatever you are learning. Discuss what other people have learned. Discuss in person, on skype, on a blog or forum, on twitter. Discover new ideas, dig into a topic, distill your thoughts and … Read more D is for Discuss