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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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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

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 contemptible rewards–gold stars, or papers marked … Continue reading

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Next Week’s Special

Greetings People ~ Well, I’ve been away for a while – nursing my husband’s new hip and not killing anyone. I’ve come close, I won’t lie, but have manged reigned in my rage angst.  This experience, whilst bringing my husband … Continue reading

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I Hope That Every Teacher Out There is Someone’s Favorite.

This post is dedicated to all teachers – with special love to my Aunt M – a teacher I wish I had gotten to have and my cousins C & L – I would also love to see them in … Continue reading

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Bloggers for Movember – For Jack Schwartz

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
I cannot tell a lie. Not a fib, falsehood, untruth, tall tale, or fabrication.  Don’t bother to ask me to get someone to their surprise party under false pretenses because I won’t be able…

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