Tag Archives: school

A Slanty Line Approach To Learning

What happens when one side of a high bar is put on the ground? Continue reading

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Five Ways to Transcend the School Mindset

When we think of education, we tend to view school as the standard even if we simultaneously realize that many parts of that school model aren’t really working. Get past the school mindset to foster wider learning. Continue reading

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School Violence Led Us To Homeschooling

We became homeschoolers suddenly. One morning our oldest son, a freshman in an award-winning suburban high school, called home saying, “He’s got a gun.” The teen who’d been harassing him just said he wouldn’t live through the school day. Continue reading

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Homeschool Worries: Erased With Research & Experience

Here are all sorts of studies that dispel homeschooling myths. Plus what we experienced as we jumped from schooling to homeschooling. Continue reading

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Talking During Recess

If those babies hadn’t died, my parents would never have had my sister or brother or me. Their deaths felt like a burden and a gift. Continue reading

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Educating Too Early

Learning does not necessarily flow from instruction. Especially for preschoolers. Continue reading

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Natural Antidote To Bullying

Free play in nature builds cooperation, self-control, and appropriate risk-taking—exactly what’s needed to bully-proof our kids. Continue reading

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Better Test Scores Don’t Lead To Success

Higher test scores DON’T lead to greater success for individual students. Better test scores also DON’T lead to greater success in global competitiveness. Continue reading

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School ADD Isn’t Homeschool ADD

How a child diagnosed with ADD suffers in school and flourishes when homeschooled. Continue reading

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Emphasis On Testing Cheats Everyone

Standardized tests don’t promote later success in career advancement, leadership, or other accomplishments. Tests also do not promote national competitiveness. Why do we push testing? Continue reading

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