Worthy Reads and Blog Business

taken on our recent visit to the Chicago Botanical Garden

It’s been a busy summer, and Worthy Reads is long overdue.  I’m sure I’ve missed a few worthy reads too, so if you have any interesting articles about homeschooling, education, parenting, storytelling, or something else you know I should read, please leave them in the comments!  Below are my Worthy Reads. (Keep in mind that I don’t always agree with the commentary in these articles, but I consider them worthy to consider or be aware of.) I also have a little bit of Blog Business to share with you.

Homeschooling

The Benefits of Unschooling: Report I from a Large Survey – Psychology Today

What Leads Families to “Unschool” Their Children? Report II – Psychology Today

The Challenges of Unschooling: Report III from a Large Survey – Psychology Today

Some Fascinating Facts About Homeschool vs. Public School – Homeschool World

How Homeschooling Helped a Young Engineer/Entrepreneur – StateImpact.npr.org

With technology, face of homeschooling changes – SFGate

My View: Homeschooling: Marching to the beat of a different drummer – CNN Schools of Thought

Why More Black Families Are Leaving Public Schools – NewsOne

Home schooling: Why more black US families are trying it – BBC News

The questions, the answersAvant Parenting

Homeschooled Students Well-Prepared for College, Study Finds – Huffington Post

Home-school Happenings: Making it work for all families – Citizen-Times.com

Some negative media on homeschooling:

Barely Literate? How Christian Fundamentalist Homeschooling Hurts Kids – AlterNet

Homeschooling needs either tighter regulation or to be banned Denialism BLOG

Anecdotes About Horrible, Sexist “Quiverfull” Families Probably Proof That Homeschooling Needs More Government Oversight – reason.com

Homeschooling Ideas

Nature Journaling with Kids – Simple Homemade

how do kids REALLY learn to write, 2.0 – Wonder Farm

Education

My View: Let preschoolers, kindergarteners play to learn – CNN Schools of Thought

Are introverted children hurt by classroom focus on participation and group activities – AJC Blogs

Bright students ‘cannot write essays’ say Cambridge dons – The Telegraph

Freedom Within Limits: Montessori education thriving at Newnan’s Carolyn Barron SchoolTimes-Herald.com

Highly educated, deeply in dept – Philly.com

Living near good schools will cost an extra $200K – CNN Schools of Thought

Report: Test cheating may be widespread – CNN Schools of Thought

The high stakes of standardized tests – CNN Schools of Thought

Parenting

Mom’s love good for child’s brain – PsyPost

Miscellaneous

Jonah Lehrer on How to Be Creative – WSJ.com

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter – The New York Times Sunday Review

Blog Business

  • Earlier in the summer I tweaked the header on this blog as well as the menu and right-hand menu options.  I hope you find this blog easy to read and find information.  I welcome any suggestions that may help you.
  • I added a “No Disclaimer Needed” page because I want my readers to know that I am not given any compensation to promote any products or services.  If I recommend a product or service it’s because I happened to buy it, or it was given to me as a gift. Read this page for more information.
  • I have added pages to make it easier for you to find my posts related to project-based homeschooling, storytelling, resources for Georgia homeschoolers, and, of course, I continue to update my general Table of Contents with my posts that are specifically about homeschooling.
  • I have also added a Contact page (don’t know why I didn’t sooner!) because I want everyone to know that I’m available to offer homeschooling support and encouragement to anyone who might need it.  I am also open to ideas on what to write about!
  • Speaking of what to write about, I do have plenty of ideas, and some of them I’ve had for much too long.  I hope to cover these topics in the future, and I hope you’ll stick with me and offer your comments!

2 thoughts on “Worthy Reads and Blog Business

  1. Thank you for including me in your list of worthy reads! (I feel an urge to raise and lower my arms, Wayne’s World-style, and say, “We’re not worthy!” but that would probably just prove my age and oddball-ness.) So instead I’ll just say I’m honored to be included in such good company!

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