The View from The Niagara Guide

General observations and musings on how we can make Niagara a better place.

Niagara Region Children's Safety Village

Mark Kawabe - Thursday, January 13, 2011

What did over 6000 students in Niagara do last year? Visit the Niagara Region Children's Safety Village!

This safe, controlled environment teaches children how to recognize and deal with dangerous situations. Police, Fire and Ambulance crews all participate in the various classroom and street scenarios making this a one-of-a-kind educational experience for kids.

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Niagara Region Children's Safety Village to the Niagara Non-Profit Guide website. This is a free service offered to all Niagara non-profit organizations and we encourage them to take us up on our offer.

If you haven't heard of the Niagara Region Children's Safety Village, have a look at their listing.

Just look both ways before you click this link : )



Subversive but True - So What Will YOU Do?

Mark Kawabe - Sunday, February 28, 2010
If you've ever wondered why we learned what we did in school and what its purpose was, here's an interesting take on it from Seth Godin.

Brainwashed

Personally, this rings so very, very true.

I printed this off to for my son to read. He's in grade 7 right now and starting to make decisions about what high school to attend, think about career options etc.

I wonder if this is too subversive for him to read - whether it will make him question the value of his education so much he fails to succeed as a student. Then again, I look at my own life and wonder if the lessons I learned during my time being "educated" could be learned in different ways.

Do you think you've been brainwashed? If so, what are you going to do about it?




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