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Todd’s Note: I can say from experience as an educator that YES, parents do matter. Many, many times, the students that I deal with on a regular basis (frequent flyers) are from single parent or divorced homes. I’m not passing judgement on you if you are in that situation. Many people find themselves in that situation in no fault of their own.
The truth is that a single parent is stretched! They are working, paying the bills, basically keeping the necessary things up and going. They don’t always have time for phone calls from educators, to [...]
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I can’t believe I’m writing this! I’m sure the Education Fairies are going to come down and beat me with their “Board of Education.”
Have we reached Peak Education? We discuss Peak Oil, Peak Food, Peak Water, Peak (fill-in-the-blank). Have we considered Peak Education?
When my son was graduating from high school, everyone wanted to know where he was going to go for college. Everybody just assumed that he was going to college. In fact, young people who choose NOT to go to college might get met with funny stares. As Americans, somewhere along [...]
Todd’s Note: The info. presented in this article is not only relevant to high school students who are artist and atheletes, but what about students who don’t believe that education is as necessary as everyone else. Oh my gosh…did I just say that? There are many dropouts who don’t want to finish school because they don’t see the relevance. Or, what about a student who prefers to be out on the farm or ranch or woods? They could do what they enjoy and love, and also finish up their education. The big picture here is that school doesn’t have to [...]
Todd’s Note: This is a question that comes up every year, parents who are concerned about their child’s education will ask if I know of anyone that tutors. When you consider a tutor, you need to think about if you want your child to be tutored in what they are currently learning in school or if they need to go back further and pick up skills that they missed. This can easily happen, in no fault to the teachers, when a child moves from one school district to the next, moving from out of state or even within the state. [...]
“We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.” – Eric Hoffer
If you have read my “about” page, you know that besides running Prepper Website and being a minister, I’m an administrator in the public school system. I’ve been on podcasts and have talked about education before, so my views are out there. To summarize, I believe that every form of education should be available to parents and children. The way you want to educate your children is your own business.
But one thing that I [...]