Failure is very much a part of our daily life experience. How we approach failure is important. Om Mailk published a terrific post about failure, titled “Failure is part of learning”. It’s well worth reading. The morning also reminded me of a vital life lesson: you fail only if you don’t learn. A lesson successfully…… Continue reading “… you fail, only if you don’t learn from failure.”
Our son is learning fractions at school. He’s finding them a little challenging, so I’ve been trying to help him. On one hand, my math knowledge still seems to be sufficient at his level. On the other, I don’t remember doing this stuff like he does it at school. I found a couple links that…… Continue reading Teaching kids fractions
School fees for writers are those experiences you go through when you learn to write more effectively. Just being a good writer isn’t enough. You have to learn to adapt your writing for your objectives and that can feel like starting from scratch.
Nothing quite shows progress in learning a new language than being able to have those little, routine conversations in your new language.
I really like this piece of advice from Neil Gaiman to a writer. We all write stuff and dislike it immensely for different reasons. Often, the work doesn't meet some expectation we have and that's ok but don't dislike yourself for having written it.
I started a little project yesterday called “Stuff to teach our kids” and it is basically a blog which I’m using to collate and share information about topics our kids ask me about.
Electronics kits seem to be popular again and that is terrific news. Our son is excited about electronics and there is so much he can do these days.
I'm nearing the end of my ulpan classes and my teacher is pushing my linguistic envelope a little. He sent me a relatively advanced text about my city, Modi'in, and suggested I present to my class about it tonight.