Month: June 2015

Have you ever fretted over how to encourage your child to think on their own–without needing to be told every single step?  Are you afraid your kids might end up in your basement after high school or college?  As a …

How to Grow Independent Thinkers with Dr. Yong Zhao Read More »

How do we create young adults that do NOT come back to live in our basements? What is role of parents in creating opportunities for their children? How important is it to hold children accountable for their decisions?

Our guest today is an expert on this subject of independent thinking and student choices in education. Dr. Yong Zhao started his educational career in the unlikeliest of places: the Sichuan province in China in the home of a poor peasant farmer. Let’s follow his journey to independent thinking to find clues for our own children.

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Have you ever had someone take genuine notice of your hard work and efforts?  It just picks you up doesn’t it?  On today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast, my guest and fellow podcaster Jared Easley shares how the feedback from one …

Serving by noticing others with Jared Easley Read More »

How does a successful corporate professional at the top of his game recover from a layoff in December? How can buying a bottle of maple syrup be a life-changing experience? Does noticing and helping other people really matter in business? I’m excited, today, to introduce you to Jared Easley. Jared recently suffered a dramatic corporate downsizing incident that left him reeling but managed to silence all the doom and gloom voices that seem to plague us at moments like that. He cites as his inspirational turn around, the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the sincere gratitude of a podcast listener. Let’s find out more about this fascinating story.

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You may have used the board game Monopoly to teach your kids about counting money or maybe landownership and rent.  Did you know it can be used as a classroom tool for teaching not just math, but also interpersonal skills, …

Teaching Monopoly with Tim Vandenberg Read More »