Category: Rants

The KISS Method Revisited


Keep It Simple Stupid (The KISS Method) is usually good advice.  However, some things are complicated to start with, so the “keep it simple” option does not exist. Then you need the MISS method.  Make it simple stupid.  There is a limit to this… Continue Reading “The KISS Method Revisited”

The Rebirth Of The Innocence


For years, I have told my children, partly tongue in cheek, that if I was humble I would be perfect.  I think I can see the next step. We attended the christening of Egan, our newest grandchild, on Sunday.  It is easy to be… Continue Reading “The Rebirth Of The Innocence”

What Should Students Learn?


Curriculum should consist of only two subject areas and one technique.  History and Language are the subjects.  Research is the technique. What about math, music, art, physics, geography and biology you cry.  (I can hear you!) To get along we need to know what… Continue Reading “What Should Students Learn?”

Should Teachers Teach?


Does anyone rationally believe it is possible to teach Steven Jobs to be Steven Jobs?  What do you think is teachable?  If anything? For many years, at least 30, I have been complaining that the education system aims at the wrong target. Our current… Continue Reading “Should Teachers Teach?”

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