Homeshooling, Unschooling, Worldschooling, Online High School, why so many schooling labels?

 I put my first daughter, Teen Kiddo, in preschool when she turned a year and a half, I didn´t really put much thought into it....more

I am not an education reformer but I look like one on the internet

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Educators do need time to collaborate - time to reflect and support each other. This sounds like ...more

Why I Chose Kumon for My Child

I'm an advocate for teaching children based on their individual abilities and thirst for knowledge.  My 8 year old daughter attends a wonderful school but in my honest opinion, no matter how good a school may be the one major factor in the detriment of public education is "grade level". Everything is based on, compared to, and all relative to grade level.How can a child fully engage in learning if the content is limited by their grade level?...more

Exam season: How can I help my teenager (and me!) survive?

Help, it's exam season again!  As the mother of twin teenage girls, I'm feeling the pressure.  If I ask for help stacking the dishwasher, or suggest tidying bedrooms, I am met with a flood of hysterical complaints that I don't understand what it's like to have so much to do.  And yet they still have time for Tumblr and Facebook, it seems....more

What is a teacher worth?

How much do you compensate the people responsible for the future? Grand statement, sure, but come on, teachers are the people who care for, educate and influence your children for the rest of their lives. They grow up to become the society of the future....more

Monday Morning Inspiration

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Homeschooling is a Lifestyle Choice

We've been house hunting for over a year and finally a few months ago put our current home up for sale and one of the top selling points of our current home is the great location.We live walking distance to a Super Target as well as a ton of restaurants and other stores. We are also only 1/2 a mile from the local elementary school which is part of one of the best school zones in South Florida....more

It's Time to Tell the Truth About Standardized Testing

Yesterday, the news broke that eleven teachers in Atlanta were convicted of racketeering in a cheating scandal. The teachers and administrators had changed test answers on state standardized testing to improve the outcomes of district test results in order to boost the district's overall rating, to keep their jobs and also for personal gain (as some performance based bonuses were tied to test results).  ...more

Sweet Briar College Closing: Is It Taking Liberal Arts With It?

Girls at Virginia’s small all-female Sweet Briar College will spend the next two months waking up to the sickening realization that they haven’t been dreaming.On Tuesday, March 3, SBC’s president announced that the century-old liberal arts institution will be closing up shop, effective immediately. The school, which is located in a rural area near Lynchburg, is citing “insurmountable financial challenges” as the reason for the closure....more

School: Our Multi-Generational Struggle

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” -Margaret Mead...more
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