Category Archives: Education

A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and…

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Plastic Magic

“I don’t believe you.”  I think I said this a million times. “It’s true,” my mother, obviously exasperated with my disbelief, replied again and again. “Are you sure? Are you really sure?” “Yes. Yes, I’m sure – I wouldn’t lie … Continue reading

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As If – My Subject in a Box Rant

Warning: This post could be somewhat disjointed and rambly…and ranty.  Go figure… Yesterday on a bike ride with my friend, we discussed his upcoming book, “The Smartass Buddha” – just talking about different things – chapters he was trying to work … Continue reading

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In Response to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop

That’s my alternate title to “An Open Letter to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop”… It was 2008, my 6 year old son and I were in a Baskin-Robbins, it was his first visit to an ice cream shop … 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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