Worthy Reads

Homeschooling

In Berlin, Global Homeschooling Leaders Unveil Historic Declaration – The New American

Home-school proponent (Susan Bauer) well-versed in controversy – The Norman Transcript

a few rules for homeschooling and life, the marvel edition – Wonder Farm

The Year I Went to School and Why I Left – Huffington Post Teen – a very down-to-earth commentary from a 16-year-old homeschooled student

Am I Living it Right? (is the wrong question) – FIMBY – An inspiring post for any homeschooler.

Education

My View: Ten myths about gifted students and programs for gifted – CNN Schools of Thought

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? – Mindshift

My View: An open letter to George Lucas – we need your independent vision – CNN Schools of Thought

Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful? – Smithsonian.com

Revolt against high-stakes standardized testing spreads – Washington Post Answer Sheet

My view: Kindergarten redshirting different for each child – CNN Schools of Thought – I would have held my son back for Kindergarten if we were not homeschooling, but as this writer notes, it is not necessarily the right thing to do for every child. I am glad I’m homeschooling so that I don’t have to worry about it because surely there would be pros and cons to doing it.

Historian David McCullough: No ‘professional teacher should major in education’ – Washington Post Answer Sheet

Why ‘Googling It’ Is Not Enough – Mindshift

Miscellaneous

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World – Brain Pickings – I e-mailed this to the six-year-old, and we enjoyed looking at our globe while looking at these photos.

Why Daydreaming Isn’t a Waste of Time – Mindshift

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