What’s New This Week . . .

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Commentary:

These ponies look to be free running and carefree. Can you imagine being free of any encumbrances-free to run, to play and think what you like. How would school have been different for you IF you were able to choose what you wanted to study in school instead of being told what you would study. You may want to consider attending school in Finland if you fancy that option.

Finland has recently declared they will be the first country in the world to remove the mainstay and obligatory subjects from their curriculum:

The Head of The Department of Education for Finland, Marjo Kyllonen recently stated the following:  “There are schools that are teaching in the old-fashioned way which was of benefit in the beginning of the 1900s — but the needs are not the same, and we need something fit for the 21st century.“

Instead of individual subjects, Finnish students will soon begin to study events and phenomena in an interdisciplinary format. For example, the Second World War will be examined from the perspective of history, geography, and math. And by taking the course ”Working in a Cafe,” students will absorb a whole body of knowledge about the English language, economics, and communication skills. For more information on this truly ground breaking announcement click on the  underlined text above.

This is where the world is going and we need to get ahead of the thinking here instead of trying to catch up. I’ll have more about that in the coming weeks.

A Forward Thinking Program:

Interesting that the above article should come up right now. A colleague and I have been working to develop a whole new paradigm about that very subject only our program is more encompassing. However, the idea is similar. Great minds think alike I guess. 🙂 Our program is called ‘A Forward Thinking Program’ which suggests something new instead of something built on old thinking. We are just about ready to begin talking about this to others in the public: learners, parents, business representatives, Ministry people, teachers and a few other stakeholders. The change in philosophy and initiative is coming and we need to get on board with it if we want our children to have every advantage when it comes to being ready to work in the global marketplace.

There is so much more to know and to learn about so please stay tuned to this newsletter for further information. Questions?–send them to me at: jim.lifechoice@gmail.com

Blog Radio Interview:

Received an invitation to do a blog radio interview with a friend and colleague in Vancouver. We taped the one hour interview this past Monday and it will air this Saturday-February 11 at  3:00PM our time. Dr. Evers also asked I would be interested in doing another show that would  air on Saturday March 11 at 3:00PM our time. I have included the information needed to tune in so if you have an interest I will be discussing more about the educational program that I mentioned above–‘A Forward Thinking Program.’ There are small groups of professionals with growing interest in doing something similar in British Columbia. They call them ‘flip’ classes out there.

Here is the info for the Dr. Anne Marie Evers Shows:

1ST SHOW

SHOW NAME:  The Dr. Anne Marie Evers Show

DATE:                   Saturday, February 11,  2017

TIME:                  12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time

PLACE:                 http://contacttalkradio.com

SHOW GUEST:  James Cloughley

 SUBJECT:  Fatherless Sons and Daughters & FTP Forward Thinking Program – Part One

I was very pleased to welcome Jim Cloughley back as my guest. He has been my guest several times and on this Show. We spoke on the subject of Fatherless kids and how we can help make things better for them.  Also Jim spoke briefly about the FTP (Forward Thinking Program – Part l)  that he is working on with a Retired Teacher , Dr. Gary Page, PhD. It will revolutionize how education is delivered to our children and how participating in the program will provide our kids with an equal or better opportunity to compete for employment in a competitive global marketplace. How can parents help?–tune in to learn more.  

This subject was so interesting that we ran out of time so I booked him for another show airing  on March 11, 2017 speaking on the FTP subject.

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2nd SHOW    

 NAME:               The Dr. Anne Marie Evers Show

DATE:                    Saturday, March 11,  2017

TIME:                    12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time

PLACE:                  http://contacttalkradio.com

SHOW GUEST:  James Cloughley

 SUBJECT:    FTP Program – FORWARD THINKING PROGRAM  Part 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                           These are two very interesting and exciting shows that you will certainly not wish to miss. Please mark them on your calendar

 

That’s all for the week–thanks for stopping by

All the best, Jim

 

 

 

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