Category: Education
14 Posts
POSTED ON March 19, 2014 BY Austin Williams

Spritz will change the world. This screen you’re “reading” is essentially just a digital stone tablet. Think about how far communication tech has advanced. From carrier pigeons carrying tiny notes, to fibre optic cables carrying zeros and ones. One thing has remained constant, acting as a bottleneck to the speed with which a literate human… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 02, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

According to Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute, six months after winning the lottery and you will be less happy than you were before. Or, six months after doubling your salary and you won’t care anymore. So while you may devote your life to big material goals, the payoff will be short, and the cost… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 29, 2013 BY Shannon Nelson

Boys are often viewed as “Defective Girls” in the public school system, according to author Christina Hoff Sommers, who has three suggestions for what schools can do to help boys succeed: 1) bring back recess, 2) turn boys into readers, and 3) work with the young male imagination. “Of the children diagnosed with ADHD, 75%… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 27, 2013 BY Shannon Nelson

TODAY is Friday the 13th (again) and the last school day before spring break.  Of much lesser importance (to a couple of my children anyway), today is school report card day. My husband and I used to love it when my kids brought their report cards home. It was exciting to see how they were… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 29, 2013 BY Tony Simon

Here’s a wonderful resource within reach of almost everyone. “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”

POSTED ON February 06, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Our current system of education judges individuals against a preconceived idea of the optimal academic mind. In this RSA Animate video Sir Ken Robinson claims that our conformist method of education is antiquated, and needs to be updated if we are to reach our full potential. Robinson illustrates how our children are “living in the most intensely stimulating period… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 10, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

In one of the most interesting interviews I’ve had the chance to take part in all year, I spoke with JP Fortin, Vice President & General Manager of OSD Slurry Pipelines. If you haven’t yet had the chance to sit down and learn about slurry and slurry pipelines, it’s fascinating technology. What I learned from… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 05, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.” -Newspaper advert created by Sir Earnest Shackleton One of the most gripping tales of endurance, is that of Earnest Shackleton’s 1914 imperial trans-antarctic expedition. Below is an image link to a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 03, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

“Seeing what we see coming…you’re going to have to own anything that’s nailed down….productive assets…apartments, oil wells, gas wells.” -Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital

POSTED ON October 01, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

The following is an excerpt from Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic, “Think and Grow Rich”… One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another.  R.U. Darby, who later became one of the most… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 24, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

One of the most fascinating modern technological innovations in my opinion, is the icebreaking ship. Known as “icebreakers” these naval vessels with specially designed hulls open up shipping routes and arctic exploration opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible.

POSTED ON September 14, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

“He, by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events.” -Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14 Lived From 620-564 BC Fabulist, Storyteller Credited For Writing Over 684 Fables, Known as “Aesop’s Fables” Aesop’s fables… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 13, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

I was retold a story yesterday by my father, a classic, which I refer to as “The Elephant and the String”. Hearing it again reminded me that as we grow older, the classic wisdom’s and stories we’ve heard since childhood, and especially those from our parents, take on a more significant meaning. Indeed as the years pass,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 20, 2012 BY Jeff Jacobson

More so than debt, deficit, and even jobs, education is the most-pressing issue facing the United States in the long-term. There is no better and quite frankly no other way to compete and win in a global economy than to effectively educate your population. In an era of slow or no growth, jobs seem to… Continue Reading

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