Category Archives: Education

How delaying rewards makes you more successful

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable pre-requisite for success” – Brian Tracy If you put a marshmallow in front of your … Continue reading

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Who is your Shero?


When I grew up, I loved heroes. But most of all I loved Sheroes. I could identify with the female heroes better than with the McGyvers of this world. Below are a few of my favorite sheroes. Pippi Longstocking Red … Continue reading

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Don’t imitate. Create!

be different

I recently read The educational value of creative disobedience on Scientific American’s blog. Reading this article made me really glad because it is exactly what I try to do and teach my kids. Imitation versus creation: In school we are taught, … Continue reading

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If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities. — Barbara Bursh


I was never good at math. In fact, I kind of hate numbers. Of all sorts. Whether they are used to calculate, to grade someone, to make a priority list… In May I went on a trip with my friends … Continue reading

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Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. — Wayne Dyer

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

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Why are we the way we are?

Are we really so much smarter than people in the Middle Ages because we think that the Earth turns around the Sun? You see what your knowledge tells you you’re seeing. What you think the Universe is and how you … Continue reading

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Rules eliminate the need for judgement — Barry Schwartz

In this inspiring TED Talk, Barry Schwarz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will … Continue reading

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Information: a source of learning or a burden?


Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit. – William Pollard There is a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Do schools kill creativity?

Grab a coffee, sit down and relax and watch Sir Ken Robinson tell you all about creativity and the pitfalls of the future we have to steer clear from. This speech and many other inspiring video’s can be found on … Continue reading

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How to potty train your toddler and not go insane


Our oldest son (now 2 years and 4 months) is now potty trained. Wayhay! A first try at daycare and at home, left him confused, upset, constipated and wrongly focused on his bodily funtions: a clear indication that he was … Continue reading

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