Category: public school

One Tragic Mistake We Make Measuring Our Child’s Intelligence That Cripples Them for Life

One Tragic Mistake We Make Measuring Our Child

Whether our children are in the school system or educated at home, we are all guilty of one blaring, tragic mistake: we measure whole, limitless, unique, creative children with a tiny, severely limited measuring stick and they know if they don't measure up. And I believe this one mistake is crippling their potential, costing us ...

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What if Everything We Think About School is Wrong? (What is a Real Education?)

As a homeschooler, what I believe about real education contradicted by the pressure of doing what most people think school should look like, haunts me day and night. There are a few, desperately pleading education reformers out there saying the most logical things human ears have heard, but are largely ignored because, "the status quo." We ...

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How We Keep Our Children From Becoming Their Best (Without Even Realizing It)

I believe one of the most horrific, detrimental things we have done to children, which they carry into adulthood as it shapes their very destiny, is our creation of "the box" in which we regard everyone in it normal and everyone outside of it not normal. I think the traditional classroom and it's appendages of ...

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The Secret Ingredient to Real Learning (A Simple, Remarkable Trick to Help a Child Read)

As a relaxed homeschooler increasingly persuaded of the power of a child's natural ability to learn, I'm always reading the thoughts of educational reformers who have tapped into this forgotten phenomenon. The Everyday Genius: Restoring Children's Natural Joy of Learning, is the incredibly fascinating book I'm reading now, and so far, I love his ideas on how children ...

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Re-thinking Education: Are School Subjects Necessary?

Rethinking Education: Are School Subjects Necessary

Ever since I taught in a high school classroom, I have felt that something was inherently wrong with the way we teach. But I still came home, fourteen years ago to homeschool, and tried to recreate all I knew--all any of us know--the only way to "do school." But what if a method, so ingrained that the ...

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Public School, the Bible & Christians: Are We at Fault for Society’s Decline?

I have dreaded publishing this post, and I have prayed heavily over it, begging the Lord to use it to challenge and move hearts. Public school is perhaps, the most sacred cow of our society making it one of the most volatile to discuss. Know I'm writing in earnest, heart-torn love. Yet I believe one of ...

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Why You Should Be Outraged That Your Parental Rights are Stripped When You Send Your Child to Public School

Why You Should Be Outraged That Your Parental Rights are Stripped When You Send Your Child to Public School

Julie Giles was arrested because her son missed too many days at school. Matt Walsh speaks about it: "Schools are just schools. They are places that teach students how to say the ABCs, how to add two plus two, and how to use lube and get abortions. You know, the basic stuff. They are not foster ...

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Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers) I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means "But they need to be with friends their own age." Her eyes revealed the earnestness with which she believed her words. She wanted to homeschool, but.... Homeschooling or not, too many parents have a deeply-ingrained belief about peers that is not only ...

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I Learned A Lot in Public School

I Learned A Lot in Public School

I actually learned a lot in my conservative, small-town public school where virtually every well-intentioned teacher, as far as I knew, as well as the principal, was a self-proclaimed Christian. We still had devotions over the intercom and Teens for Christ meetings in the morning. I graduated a smiling Homecoming Queen, a cheerleader, with an Advanced ...

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Homeschooling Help: Education and The Skills That Matter

Homeschooling Help Education and The Skills That Matter

More money, more time and more effort toward federal education has had one result: less real, meaningful education and even failing standards by the system's own measure. If you are thinking about homeschooling, I challenge you to dive into some research and see that it isn't as difficult as you might think and that "school" doesn't ...

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