A training course can be informative and the tutor will certainly try to stamp their own personality and enthusiasm onto the subject. Unfortunately they are likely to be referencing material which has originally been written by someone else.
There is nothing more inspiring than listening to a lecture or a Q and A session done by an expert in his field. Regardless of the subject matter, hearing someone talk who is passionate and knowledgeable is always enjoyable and often enlightening. If you don’t live in a metropolitan area where such events are readily [...]
When school is out for the summer, children often want to put aside reading, writing and other academic pursuits. While there is no harm in taking a short vacation from scholarly activities, studies show that elementary students tend to forget a significant portion of what they learned in school during the summer. Parents who want [...]
Whether you agree or disagree with the amount of attention and praise being thrown at Jonathan Franzen, it sounds as though his new novel is worth reading. My husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday yesterday (the latest version is backordered and I am DYING to get my hands on it!) and when it arrives, [...]
Technically, The Hunger Games series is listed as Young Adult, but don’t write it off as a book solely for teens. The series is actually pretty complex with interesting, well-written characters… and the last audiobook, Mockingjay, is being released this week. It pains me to report that I have a reluctant reader. Two of my three [...]
On January 12, 2010 an earthquake devastated Haiti. The news was filled with horror after horror as the bodies piled up. So many survivors were left injured, sick, and homeless that it was difficult to watch. I sat with my children and talked about how fortunate we are and we discussed ways to help others. [...]