A Leap of Faith – A Parent’s Prespective

Here is part 4 – one of my favorite Kino parents ~

The Mercenary Researcher

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

                                                                                   –Plutarch

I love this quote and was tickled to see that last part of the phrase on the outside of a garbage can at my son’s school…….. “ a vessel to be filled.”   Clever I thought.

My son’s school is based on a model of education called Progressive Education.  A model I stumbled across over 20 years ago.   I had been a Speech Pathologist and worked with children with learning disabilities for many years.  It was disheartening to see 7 and 8 year old students who had already given up on…

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About Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher

I'm a research librarian for Public Television, story teller, bike commuter, baker, music fiend, lover of reading & books, mother, wife, friend - and many more descriptive adjectives and nouns.
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