Post-Secondary

Aromatherapy and Your Immune System: What You Need to Know

If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us nothing else, we now know how essential a robust immune system is in the face of opportunistic infections lurking in the air and surfaces we touch. There is growing proof that equipping your immune system to ward off viruses and bacteria is essential when we encounter new and…

The Real Reason Why Remote Learning Failed: It’s Our Educational and Philosophical Foundations

Could it be that all this insistence and scrambling to find ways to get students back into our schools during an exploding pandemic is simply our society’s unwillingness to let go of the twentieth-century, assembly-line schooling model? What if the issues with remote learning is not the technology at all, but symptoms of an educational…

School Leaders Need to Recognize How Social Media Is Broken

Social media is broken. No matter what evangelistic talk you hear from the brotherhood-for-the-advancement-of-social-media, it has some serious problems that educational leaders would do well to examine closely. Often promoted as the media for school leaders to “get their message out,” social media has become a polluted cesspool of misinformation, incivility, and deception. It is…

Social Media: Tool for Manufacturing Ourselves and ‘Truth’

What is the real issue with social media? Set aside the fact that entities like Facebook are selling our personal data to the highest bidder. Ignore the practice of the perpetual eavesdropping of these companies in our personal lives. What the real issue is with social media is simple: You can’t believe anything you see.…

Educational Leaders, Marketing Language, Deception and Integrity: Critical Thinking Instead of Deception

Since I began blogging a few years back, I’ve always eschewed all these offers from companies and individuals for “branded content” to post here. I could have perhaps made much more money from blogging. The pennies one receives from allowing ads alone hardly amount to any kind of income. I’m even embarrassed to admit how…

Beware of All the Education ‘Snake-Oil’ Salesmen

Today, I received another one of those sales-pitch emails from some company using deceptive tactics to promote their products. They made it appear in their email that my failure to complete their survey would have some kind of consequences. I marked their email “Spam” and simply replied: “I am not sure it is good practices…

Why I’ve Turned Down All These Requests for Paid Posts

Over the years I have received many requests for ‘paid blog posts’ asking me to promote this product or that particular program. I can honestly say I have always turned them down. While I could make money by doing so, I’ve always posted about those products I have personally used, and about those issues that…