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…

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…

Losing My Religion 

When I was a kid I heard about god mostly from my grandparents. My grandma would enthusiastically open the blinds and say good morning to the sun and thank god for another day on earth. It never really occurred to me what her actions actually meant until I was much older. I just thought it…