https://youtu.be/NwoohzjscHY <- Neil deGrasse Tyson speech. (I’ll edit this to embed it soon) Tyson’s ultimate point in this video is one of the big reasons I wanted to do Owen’s education mostly at home. In kindergarten there was a lot of emphasis on “right” more than “try again” or “did you look at it this … More Knowledge vs. Thinking ( #homeschool )
I love our new nature journaling book but out of curiosity: Can red-green colorblind folks read the words at all, especially on the left? It’s not low-vision-friendly to be sure, but I think most color-blind folks I’ve known would struggle with the text on the left page. Input? Otherwise the book is awesome, if, like … More Input needed from red-grn colorblind folks plz thx
This year I finally get to try something I’ve always wanted to do. I get to homeschool our young critter, who’s almost as excited about it as I am. I’m starting with the loose structure of a local/state-funded umbrella school and the Build Your Library curriculum. As I have made some of the initial purchases and … More Homeschool beginnings etc.
Without being mostly good or bad, this week has still underscored for me that our family would be better off homeschooling. I will flesh this out later. I just…know.
Sen. Al Franken discovers Trump Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos doesn’t know the difference between proficiency and growth. direct link: https://youtu.be/oF8wEH2ixak?t=1m38s “I was just asking to clarify, then….” means, “um, what?” I know what the difference is. I knew what he meant by his question, immediately. I don’t assume most folks do, but I … More I am more qualified to be Secretary of Education than Betsy Devos.
I got email from KQED this morning: “KQED News is planning additional coverage to highlight civil dialogue about the direction of our country, the Trump administration and the future of American democracy.” Don’t even need to ask how they feel about the election. We’ll need good public radio, and KQED is a great source for … More Politics Not-as-Usual: Moving forward
Today as I was dropping my kindergartener off for school, another woman was dropping her child off in kindergarten for the first time. He was crying. Neither of her kids spoke English. She was in hijab. After she finished talking to the teacher, who kindly led her sobbing child away, I called out “welcome!” to … More Today as I was dropping my kindergartene