Category Archives: Opening

The Public School Challenge of Unschooling

I spent 24 years in various roles in public education. I believed in what I was doing. I learned about being a teacher by being a teacher, not going to “teacher school”. I learned it from mentors who saw in … Continue reading

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Honoring Different Ways of Knowing

We spend so much time in schools developing programs and tests that honor only a limited range of ways of knowing… Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant, reminds us through his experiences why it is so crucial for us to honor different … Continue reading

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Inspiring Wonder…

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods talks about the importance of allowing our children to have opportunities to develop their senses of wonder…

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10 Ways to Make 2011 a Year of Learning

One of my life goals is to continue to learn as much as I can about the world and how it works, about myself and my limits, and about how to make the world a more sustainable place for the … Continue reading

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12 Gifts that Encourage Kids to Read

photo © 2009 Zechariah Judy | more info (via: WylioThis holiday make your gift-giving count for your young readers. Give them gifts that will encourage them to want to read…here are twelve suggestions for starters: A Basketful of Books – … Continue reading

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Can Images Create Value?

Cross-posted on realmenreadwithkids.wordpress.com – Oct. 21, 2010 During the past few weeks I’ve been combing through our family photos – both print and digital – looking for images of men reading – my son, my husband, my dad, cousins, friends, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Intellectual Freedom

Banned Books Week is today through Oct. 2, 2010. It’s a great time to read a banned or challenged book and remind everyone how important it is to our democracy to have intellectual freedom – the freedom to be able … Continue reading

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