A Different Approach

So often our children get into the doldrums. We look for ‘professional’ help that often leads to minimizing the problem for a period of time. If the situation continues they try more of the same, without regard to your pocket or to solving the real problem. This is common in the medical profession and is a good example of what Senge (The 5th Discipline) refers to as a ‘symptomatic’ solution. Our world is filed with symptomatic solutions as it offers quick easy results and reduces the symptoms, hence the term. But at what cost? As in ‘MEganize’, I refer to

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Soccer – Where ‘Coaching’ Reflects Our Parenting

My 7 year-old son has been playing soccer for three seasons now. The first year he was brilliant, and probably the top goal scorer of all the teams. Last season his enthusiasm was OK, but his goal scoring dropped. This season he was lucky to score a goal at all. He has now decided to drop soccer. He is not the only one in his team to opt out. He is very conscientious normally, and has been practicing other disciplines for a few years. At the end of a really bad season the coach was none the wiser, other than

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21st Century School Environment Macro Challenge

Technology is developing quickly, and new methods are being used to automate, simplify and devise platforms for learning and excellence. Our education system is under pressure to change the ‘how’ we teach and learn, but is this enough? Online courses, Ipods, Androids and their wonderful APPs can give us some educational advantage, but this is superficial, has had little effect to date, and is certainly not sustainable. If not technology, what is a fundamental driver that can propel us back to the top of world education standards? Our prime strategic planning guide for education is based on the MEganize ‘3×3’

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