All of Life Is Repentance
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Fortiter fideliter forsan feliciter, or Repentance part of the Education Is for Life series This series is rather ill-timed and ill-spaced. Honestly, these posts have actually required research of me, and a lot of thinking. So they have taken longer to write and hence are spread out over months rather than running for a week or two as I had originally thought. The series began while listening to Chris Perrin’s recent webinars on Principles of Classical Education, when I realized … Read More

Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool: Utilize Your Environment
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We all have habits we want to change, to learn, to improve. There are ways that we can help ourselves along the habit-change path or be unknowingly hindering our progress – or worse, our children’s. Switch by Chip Heath & Dan Heath turns the recent research into habit into practical advice, based on three observations: What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. So provide crystal-clear direction. What looks like laziness is often exhaustion. It’s critical to engage … Read More

Book Review: Switch by Chip & Dan Heath
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath Publication date: 2010 Date read: 2013 Source: Local library. Recommended by: a thread on the Well-Trained Mind Forum My rating (out of 5): ★ ★ ★ 1/2 I recommend it, but borrow it from the library. Summary The authors examine the common denominators in successful change (personal and corporate), telling engaging stories and giving practical, useful advice for making positive individual & group changes. Switch … Read More

Review: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
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Back in January I listened to a library audio copy of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. It was one of those synchronicity books: unaware of the book, Matt had come across the RSA summary and shared it with me and then a day or two later I was browsing my brother’s Amazon wishlist and saw the title there. So I opened a new tab in my browser, went to the library’s site, searched for … Read More