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Learning All the Time by John Holt

I recently finished reading Learning All the Time, a collection of essays by John Holt. The book is subtitled, “How small children begin to read, write, count, and investigate the world, without being taught.” John Holt was a prominent writer on education in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. 552 more words


The Finest Years Classic Reggae Mix (Revision)

Mon, 18 August 2014

Episode 19 – The Finest Years of Lovers Rock


1 I-Roy – Welding
2 Frankie Jones – Wonderful World
3 Mighty Diamonds – Love Me Girl… 268 more words


My Love Affair with Reggae Music


Growing up as a child I always thought that my world would  always include reggae music. It was all I really knew. My father, who was also a part time sound engineer was heavily invested in music equipment, records, speakers, amplifiers, turn tables and a whole lot of wires. 383 more words

when young people are in charge, good things happen

A few months ago, I stumbled on something called The Independent Project. In 2008, the idea for the project hatched. The Independent Project’s founder, 10th grader Sam Levin, created an experiment: to learn better, without teachers. 621 more words

Are children really disadvantaged by missing school days?

First of all, let me say, hello again. I’ve been on maternity leave and haven’t really had a chance to blog.

I was having a lovely time, playing with my new son, playing with my daughter, we went to Japan, had a bathroom reno and I was reading the news. 624 more words


“Learning is not the product of teaching.

Learning is the product of the activity of learners.”

~John Holt