Patricia Jennings, Guest
The national debate on how to improve our education system is very vibrant and visible these days. It focuses on salient issues like testing, teacher pay and job security in a difficult economy, and other mounting stresses on teachers and students. Half of new teachers … More
Julian Rose, Contributor
When you take a closer look at it, you see that the choices we make each day of our lives add up to the grand price that nature must pay in her role as the sustainer of life on this planet.
What do I mean … More
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
Now, more than ever, it’s wise to encourage our children’s faculties of perception, some of which are called extra-sensory. They’re not really extra, as we know… they’re natural. Just in the course of accomplishing daily activities, we can create situations and games that affirm … More
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Image if your child came home from school excited as could be because they had been learning how to plant trees. Or what if your kindergartner started asking you to buy more organic tomatoes and kale at the store, instead of Goldfish, because … More
Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
The general definitions and terminology for illiteracy vary depending on their orientation to specific subject areas. Most people assume illiteracy pertains solely to those with the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language. However, those suffering from learning, cultural and scientific … More
Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.
Dangerous things you were taught in school:
1. The people in charge have all the answers.
That’s why they are so … More
Dominion Post, New Zealand
If reading, writing and maths are not enough for young minds, some Wellington 6-year-olds are also tackling life’s great existential questions.
That’s if they are not busy meditating, of course.
Philosophy and meditation are on the timetable at two Wellington schools, which have introduced … More
In a previous article, I offered 5 Ways to Improve the Public School Experience with Unschooling Techniques.
As an unschooling parent, I often struggle with the thoughts of what happens to all the other children that are still in the public school system. While we … More
As an unschooling parent, I often struggle with the thoughts of what happens to all the other children that are still in the public school system. While we believe very strongly in the benefits of having our children at home and following an unschooling lifestyle, … More
Alan Phillips, J.D. Attorney and Counselor at Law
Green Med Info
Parents who exercise a vaccine exemption for their children are often ridiculed for putting their own children and others at risk. However, legally and medically, unvaccinated children do not pose a significant health risk to themselves or anyone else. … More