Posts Tagged: articles

Abolish public schools?

Wow.  I am convinced homeschooling is the best for anyone who wants to do it, and I’ve long been calling schools factories a la John Taylor Gatto, but it never occurred to me to go as far as comparing the

Abolish public schools?

Wow.  I am convinced homeschooling is the best for anyone who wants to do it, and I’ve long been calling schools factories a la John Taylor Gatto, but it never occurred to me to go as far as comparing the

Back to (the wrong) school

I’ve been reading Seth Godin’s blog (via email subscription) for about a year, since someone suggested it online in a discussion about business productivity. I love his succinct articles, making it always possible to fit them into my busy day,

Back to (the wrong) school

I’ve been reading Seth Godin’s blog (via email subscription) for about a year, since someone suggested it online in a discussion about business productivity. I love his succinct articles, making it always possible to fit them into my busy day,

Last Day of the World journaling

In honor of the Last Day of The World, Paperclipping offered these journaling prompts. :)  Here are my answers.  If you decide to copy, please comment so I can read your answers. What was the last song you listened to?

Last Day of the World journaling

In honor of the Last Day of The World, Paperclipping offered these journaling prompts. :)  Here are my answers.  If you decide to copy, please comment so I can read your answers. What was the last song you listened to?

car free

I just read a post from zen habits, lessons from a car-free life, and I feel wistful.  I experienced something like this when we lived in an apartment in downtown Glendale (in Los Angeles County) in the years before we

car free

I just read a post from zen habits, lessons from a car-free life, and I feel wistful.  I experienced something like this when we lived in an apartment in downtown Glendale (in Los Angeles County) in the years before we

symbols

This morning, even though I set my alarm because I doubted I could wake up on time without it, I woke up an hour before said alarm was set.  I’m a morning bird by nature,  so I’m fine with this. 

symbols

This morning, even though I set my alarm because I doubted I could wake up on time without it, I woke up an hour before said alarm was set.  I’m a morning bird by nature,  so I’m fine with this. 

unschooling in the media

What are your thoughts about the Good Morning America report on unschooling?  I don’t watch t.v., but of course the link was posted to several of my online homeschool groups.  At first I only had time to quickly read the

unschooling in the media

What are your thoughts about the Good Morning America report on unschooling?  I don’t watch t.v., but of course the link was posted to several of my online homeschool groups.  At first I only had time to quickly read the

bare feet

I have been criticized for going barefoot and “letting” my kids go barefoot, but I know it’s the best.  So do many other people.    The latest support came to me from the Zen Habits website which posted this article that

bare feet

I have been criticized for going barefoot and “letting” my kids go barefoot, but I know it’s the best.  So do many other people.    The latest support came to me from the Zen Habits website which posted this article that

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a new page: Learning to Read Without Schooling

After reading another great Peter Gray article, I was inspired to write a new page for my blog HERE.  I’m just posting a blog entry so people will know!

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a new page: Learning to Read Without Schooling

After reading another great Peter Gray article, I was inspired to write a new page for my blog HERE.  I’m just posting a blog entry so people will know!

former teachers turning to homeschooling

I hardly even knew of the concept of homeschooling when I was teaching primary grades during the years 1995 through 2000.  I enjoyed those 5 years and accepted the challenges matter-of-factly.  But that’s the sort of easy-going person I tend

former teachers turning to homeschooling

I hardly even knew of the concept of homeschooling when I was teaching primary grades during the years 1995 through 2000.  I enjoyed those 5 years and accepted the challenges matter-of-factly.  But that’s the sort of easy-going person I tend

food allergy testing confusing

Posted in the Wall Street Journal last week: Is Your Kid Truly Allergic? Tests Add to Food Confusion No kidding. It has been over a year since Caroline’s last allergy testing.  The last couple of tests didn’t change much of

food allergy testing confusing

Posted in the Wall Street Journal last week: Is Your Kid Truly Allergic? Tests Add to Food Confusion No kidding. It has been over a year since Caroline’s last allergy testing.  The last couple of tests didn’t change much of