Software and Business A lot of people love lynda.com to learn software. I’ve been a big fan for several years. However, another site I love is creativelive.com. Similar to lynda.com, creativelive is more than just learning about software. They have classes that relate … Continue readingRead More
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of learning and guiding the learning of others, such as our kids, is that many of the “obvious” things to do sometimes just don’t work. They should. Everyone seems to agree. But they don’t. … Continue readingRead More
We recently covered standardized testing, and all of the associated pitfalls, and while it can be easy to know what you don’t like about rigorously testing students, the next question often becomes, “okay, so how do we replace it?” … Continue readingRead More
Summer officially starts in 15 days! Now is the perfect time to make plans on what to accomplish during these three months. Here is Funderstanding’s take on 3 fun projects you and your kids could do over this summer: … Continue readingRead More
Five years ago, I became a mother to two beautiful girls. Everyday, I have the joy of seeing the light in their eyes grow wider. I cherish each moment we have together and long for them to see the … Continue readingRead More
There is a huge difference between knowing about a concept or process and really understanding it. This applies both to learning in school and in the real world, and applies to everything from finding out about marketing to studying the Constitution. The point that I want to discuss here is… Read More
Confusion is natural: don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill. And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused. But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural. And one of… Read More
Knowing something well enough to use in the real world is different from knowing it well enough to get a high score on a test. Tests play an important role, but the key to real world competence is to get a “feel” for the skill or subject area. So what… Read More
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