Started one thing and now we’re doing another.
Literature on unschooling and classical seem to share much common ground.
I dive into reading about Montessori and come out very happy for reasons unexpected.
TL; DR: The more you know, the better you think. Because you can’t think, if you don’t know.
The last in a three-part response to John Holt’s Teach Your Own, and why I’m a big fan of unschooling.
Assessment is a problem in schools and even more problematic in the home.
When I was in teacher’s college, a speaker told us that to be the best teacher, we had to settle for mediocrity. Sounds terrible, right?
…is the comparison I would like to make. However, knowing that dependent on the province, city, district, specific school that you’re in, things can be quite different. So perhaps a more specific (and unfortunately less catchy (and therefore not being used)) title is: Tom Baines and Sir Winston Churchill vs. The Warren. Or what I remember…
This post is probably the most difficult to write because it discusses how teaching in the UK for the past three and a half months has been the opposite of a picnic. Although by the time this post is published, I’ll have survived the first term. And I really do mean survived.
My practicum was at Gladstone Secondary School, and to date it has been the most challenging and most difficult task I’ve faced.