I’m going through my photo archives, and I came across this old favorite. “Playing with (throwing) leaves and dirt”
The Importance of Realigning Priorities – Interest-Led Learning
Highly Inappropriate, then and now – Avant Parenting
It’s not enough to be smart – Project-based Homeschooling
German Homeschool Case May Impact U.S. Homeschool Freedom – HSLDA – Worth being aware of. Ever since the HSLDA posted this, there has been many spin-off articles. I’m just posting a couple of extra below:
- Deportation of German homeschool family affects U.S. Homeschool Freedom – Washington Times Communities
- Federal Government Tries to Block Homeschooling Refugees – First Things
Mainstream television features kids growing up without school – Innovative Educator
How Do We Prepare Our Children for What’s Next? – Mindshift – Excellent article!
Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble – Mindshift
Has Kindergarten Become Too Academic? – Anne Murphy Paul
A warning to college profs from a high school teacher – The Washington Post – Someone posted this on a local homeschool list. Thank you!
Best Paying College Majors Are Mostly In Engineering – Huffington Post
A 15-year-old student’s ed reform plan: Self-directed learning – The Washington Post
Why introverts shouldn’t be forced to talk in class – The Washington Post
Obama touts preschools in Georgia: ‘This isn’t baby-sitting’ – CNN.com – I have mixed feelings about this. I do think good free preschool should be available to all families who need it. It does seem to be beneficial in certain cases, especially when parents don’t have the time to devote to their children because of economic hardship, but ideally, children should be at home bonding with their parents, playing, exploring, learning for fun, and being kids! They don’t need more school. They need good parents.
How Free Play Can Define Kids’ Success – Mindshift