Category Archives: schooling

Information overload of training for new hires


During a conversation yesterday I was told that a group of new hires (for which I’ve been charged with developing a process training program) has just started their orientation and training this week. When I heard what they’re being put … Continue reading

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(video) Learning to Change; Changing to Learn


The US Department of Commerce ranked 55 industry sectors based on their level of IT intensiveness. Education ranked 55 – the lowest – below coal mining. The thoughts on this video have a resonance since we’ve just suffered through the … Continue reading

Posted in education, learning, making a difference, Net Generation, schooling, video

While going through the kid’s school papers – that unfunded mandated rears its ugly head again


So now we’ve returned to that annual event of – ahem – practicing for the state’s standardized tests which will, among other things, waste enormous amounts of time and money.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m all for some sort of … Continue reading

Posted in business models, education, family, Miscellany, schooling

When teaching technology – PLEASE teach technology!


This current term for the kid in school now includes a “special” titled Technology (last term the special was Music).  I asked if he meant ‘computers’ and he said quite emphatically, “No.” Okay then … it’s Technology. The class just … Continue reading

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it just got flatter – but not in a good way


[ link ] I wasn’t much of a fan of the federally mandated ‘No Child Left Behind’ – and am still not so.  As flawed as our public education system is, it seemed more prudent to have those closest to … Continue reading

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