#1: Public Schools Kill Creativity Children are enormously creative. Whether in dance, music, art, science, or any other field, when a child’s individual creativity is fostered, the child flourishes.Public schools slowly drain away a child’s inborn creativity through...
A long time ago, when I was much younger, I decided to build a mortise and tenon, 4-poster bed out of Redwood. All the work would be hand-tooled and I envisioned a beautiful masterpiece when done. Working with the amazing properties of Redwood was a real joy—at least...
I know you’ve been through a lot with your son and continue to struggle to understand. I know you cringe inside every time someone wants to “talk to you about your child”. I know you’ve searched for answers, tried changes with his diet, put controls on his video time,...
“It is hard not to feel that there must be something very wrong with much of what we do in school, if we feel the need to worry so much about what many people call 'motivation'. A child has no stronger desire than to make sense of the world, to move freely in it, to...
Finding solid ground. I have been floating in the clouds so long I forgot it was suspended animation. I attended a traditional Catholic school as a child, grew up to teach in urban, suburban, and rural public schools for almost 25 years, and now I’m homeschooling my...
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