Lifelong Learner

By ARHuelsenbeck | Thoughts about education.

How to Read 365 Books in a Year (or at Least Read Once a Day)

I read 365 books a year. Learn how to develop your own book-reading habit.<p>Confession: I love books.<p>For over 30 years, I've read a book a day.<p>Can you imagine having Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Larry Page, Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos as your mentors?<p>Can you envision having Mother …

Mother Teresa

Playing Piano, a Full-Body Workout for the Brain

As I’ve begun learning to replay the piano, I’ve been amazed to realize what a complicated endeavor it is. It seems your mind has to be actively …

Flute

I Don’t Care If You’re “Great.” Here Are 3 Things That Will Ensure You Become Great.

“Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.” — Frederick Douglass<p>We all want …

Self-improvement

The Life

Ever wondered why history’s great minds including Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Andy Warhol, Leonardo Da Vinci, Marcus Aurelius, Charles Darwin, …

YouTu-torials

I know, I’m obsessed with YouTube. I admit it. But it’s my go-to site. It’s <i><ahem</i>> educational. Need to know how to use Photoshop? Comb your hair into …

Knowing the Score

Many of us take reading for granted.<p>But if you’ve ever watched a child discover the connection between words written on a page and names and stories …

The Genius of Carl Orff

Carl Orff (born July 10, 1895; died March 29, 1982), the prolific German composer, is perhaps most famous for his secular oratorio <i>Carmina Burana,</i> …

Carnival of the Animals

Throughout the U.S., arts education is in peril. As skill sets that aren’t evaluated by high-stakes standardized testing, the arts are systematically …

My 2016 Reading List (Better Late than Never)

In recently responding to a comment on my 2016’s Most Impactful Book post, I saw that I’d promised one commenter that I’d blog about all the books I …

7 Free Things That Will Teach You More Than a College Education

This week I will probably have hand cramps. When you work in high school, there are students who you have been pouring your life into for years. I’m …

Education