Eye Contact… we expect it, but do we give it? How often have you heard yourself say to your children … “Look at me when I talk to you!” We have all done it at one point or another. In fact, I said it just the other day, which inspired me to write this post. Was I inspired to write about how to get your children behave better, have immediate obedience, and always conduct themselves with proper manners? No, I was inspired to write this through my own self reflection and criticism … which is sometimes difficult to perceive, let
I had the privilege of having a few mins with Sir Robinson, and besides being very entertaining, he is the one man that has had me seriously thinking of homeschooling. Have a look at what he terms the “Second climate crisis” of human resources, our young resources are how we can change the world. But I’ll keep from hacking his concept, grab a coffee and have a watch, it will help re-enforce your decision to homeschool. What do you think? How do you find out your kids natural talents and what are doing to encourage them?
Earlier in the week I showed my kids a great cross-section of a cell with our ipad, an app called 3D CellStain. It is a free app I downloaded with hopes of having a broad range of material available for the kids and I to explore. Using the structure tab we discovered a labelled cell and read about each part and all the jobs they are responsible for. A week later I discovered this video called “Powering the Cell: Mitochondria”. Although my children are all under 12 years old at this point, they were amazed by this amazing video journey
With sciences sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to come up with ‘cool’ ways to demonstrate what would normally be boring. I remember my high school chemistry teacher (You know the guy the one that wore cheazy plaid slacks and a bow-tie…) trying to wow us as he poured two chemicals together and they turned purple…. FLOP! Seriously as a kid I wanted sparks and explosions, and you try and show me a color change… really? Thhbbttt! So lets get into how lenses work, and we dont want to be frying up a little ant farm with the sun and potentially