As those of you who read regularly will know, I am a science teacher. I have a bit of a thing for modern teaching techniques and the fact that most lessons in school are pretty rubbish and don't equip kids for real life. They also don't compare in any sense to the amount of stimulation they get outside of school from computers, tv etc. etc. so if we want kids to be happy and find a place in the world and learn to think, we have to get away from teaching boring facts, and move on to teaching skills (and basic facts) in a fun and stimulating way.
Obviously this will come into my parenting in a big way!
But for those of you interested in this, check this out: