March, 2013

  1. Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

    T.S. Eliot

  2. Is school even necessary?

    I loved this TED talk!  The ideas are revolutionary and thrilling.  Much of what he describes is the essence of unschooling. My favorite parts were: The reasoning behind the modern education system, and why it is now obsolete. “Encouragement is the key.” – I have seen this every day in the lives of my children.…

  3. Hiking with children

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    Part of giving a very natural learning experience to our children while living in the suburbs is hiking.  We are blessed to lived in Colorado, which has an abundance of mountain and prairie trails.  I think you will find, in any state you live in, that there is an abundance of nature to be found,…

  4. Allowing kids to be themselves

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    We were at the library today (hence the Instagram pictures instead of real ones :) ).  My 8-year-old and my 6-year-old came to me, wanting help to find something new to read.  They were ready for something new. I got excited, hoping to introduce them to some of my old favorites.  I offered Charlotte’s Web…

  5. It is part of the mythology of childhood itself that children hate learning and will avoid it at all costs.  Of course, anyone who has had a child knows what an absurd lie this is.  From infancy onward, children are the most fantastic learners in the world.

    Daniel Quinn