What exactly is Self-Directed Learning and why is it so important for our children?

Thoughts on Self-Directed Learning in Medical Schools: Making Students More Responsible, published at Johns Hopkins University, broadly defines Self-Directed Learning (SDL). The authors stress the importance of having the ability to teach oneself and to not continuously require direction from teachers. I found this article to be both fascinating and troubling. Although not all of … Continue reading What exactly is Self-Directed Learning and why is it so important for our children?

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Two’s Company, Three’s A Crowd

My wife and I are about to have our third kid and I am scared out of my mind. Most people I know stop at two, but we had talked about having 3 or possibly even 4 before we got married, so here we are. I’ve felt incredibly tense lately and I chalked it up … Continue reading Two’s Company, Three’s A Crowd