Read Aloud

•June 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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A child cannot be standardized

•June 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment

“His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly.”

Courtesy of Humans of New York

Alternatives to traditional homework…

•May 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Photo: From Kathleen Cushman's "Fires in the mind,": Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers</p><br /> <p></p><br /> <p>#teaching #education

Image courtesy of TeachThought

All in a Day’s Work….

•May 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Image courtesy of We are Teachers

Quiet struggles…

•April 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Month of the Military Child

•April 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Being a former military, Navy family, always reminds me of the times that Josh was deployed while I was home with our little one. The first time was when the Jibbers was 3 weeks old. By the time Josh came home, he was almost 10 months old. Over the course of his young life, the Jibbers spent over two full years out of his five without his father. Even after we became a civilian family, the Jibbers would ask incredulously, “Papa is coming home tonight?”



April is military child month. Dandelion is the military child flower.

Building the Machine: Common Core Documentary

•April 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Courtesy of HSLDA


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