Jude Mikal
Education
A groundbreaking study out of San Diego State University in California showed that adolescents who spent more time on new media, including both social media websites and smartphones, were at a greater risk of mental health issues, including depression.Hardly the first of its kind, research has consistently shown negative outcomes associated with too much screen time.Nevertheless, the study garnered significant attention in the press by looking at a nationally representative group of over half-a... more
The art of unschooling
As I hide in my basement for three hours of uninterrupted work time, my wife is upstairs managing an endless series of Zoom check-ins for my fifth-grader whose schoolwork has just picked up again after a three-week hiatus.To boot, our youngest is in his final year of pre-school and so we’re also managing bi-weekly Zoom meetings for his... more