Tag :school

Posted on 01 Sep 2014
Of Lost Keys, Japan and Vulnerabilities …

"Kyoto, Japan - Geisha Mamechiho" by Ben Houdijk Our youngest daughter is leaving for a week-long enrichment trip to Japan with her schoolmates. Two teachers, a priest, and a female teacher are heading up the excursio...

Posted on 06 Aug 2014
5 Financial Pitfalls of College Freshmen

Of college and graduations, Dan Rather says, “A college degree is the key to realizing the essence of the American Dream. It is well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of ...

Posted on 04 Jul 2014
Three Easy Ways to Establish Exceptionally Positive Relationships With Your Child’s School

Of course a list this short is by no means all inclusive; however it is an excellent starting point for the development of exceptionally positive relationships with your child’s school. The three ways of establishing ...

Posted on 20 Feb 2014
What Other Cities Can Learn From Atlanta’s Ice Debacle

In the aftermath of any crisis, it is important to conduct a post mortem to objectively learn lessons of root cause for the problem, but also what improvement opportunities could have mitigated or reduced the impact of t...

Posted on 28 Nov 2013
The Art of Storytelling and Desired Outcomes

Slick Rick did it best, and Outcast was a classic as well—the Art of Storytelling. Though the title strikes instant memory of my favorite hip hop artists, the context goes much deeper. The art of storytelling is a time...

Posted on 21 Jun 2013
Got Middle Schoolers? 3 Lessons To Teach Your Child Before They Enter Middle School

I watch the parents struggle to hold it together at fifth grade graduation—wife included—as they wrap their minds around the fact that their babies are not babies anymore; and that they are about to embark on perhaps...

Posted on 10 Jul 2012
The Underground Philosophy of Education Blog: Community and Schools

We all have heard the old adage that “you are what you eat;” but on similar terms, an idea should also exist stating that “you are where you live.” This idea reflects the concept of community, and what it means t...