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The Benefits of Natural Math

Rather than narrowing math education to equations on the board (or worksheet or computer screen) we can allow mathematics to stay as alive as it is when used in play, in work, in the excitement of exploration we call curiosity. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Math Instruction versus Natural Math: Benezet’s Example

Imagine ending the practice of math instruction in elementary school. It’s been done, with remarkable results. Find out what happened in one school district. Continue reading

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Response to Kids’ Misbehavior: “Good Old Days” vs. Now

Your great-grandparents probably committed childhood acts that would be prosecuted as crimes these days. Today even common childish behavior is being criminalized. Time to compare. Continue reading

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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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