Monthly Archives: November 2013

International Label Day – The Energy Vampire

Rara has enlightened me that it’s International Label Day 2013. I read about it on my friend, Karen’s Mended Musings site too. The question is – what is your label? I posted in a comment on Karen’s page that I was … Continue reading

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I Will Always Be Their Mother

Today’s post comes from Steph Rogers, at She Said What?. Steph has had a big year with lots of changes, which she touches on in this post about her situation and children’s education. She is brave, courageous, stands up for what … Continue reading

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Less Progressive, More Competitive

We have a special treat today! Vanessa Chapman, from Vanessa-Jane Chapman, has written about education in the UK. I have always been fascinated with their educational system and am thrilled to hear about it first hand. Please welcome VANESSA CHAPMAN … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – The Week Wrap Up!

The Wrap-up and a Huge THANK YOU! “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”  ― Leonardo da Vinci This last post wraps up my series on A Leap of Faith – Jumping Across the … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Parent’s Prespective

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.                                                     … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Student’s Perspective

The Thoughtful Student “For most people, the fundamental reason to choose, or offer, a progressive education is a function of their basic values: ‘a rock-bottom commitment to democracy,’ as Joseph Featherstone put it; a belief that meeting children’s needs should … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Teacher’s Perspective

Unconditional Teaching “Accepting students for who they are, rather than what they do, is integrally related to the teaching of a whole child” – Alfie Kohn, The Whole Child People often ask me why I am a teacher, they say … Continue reading

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