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Choosing Beats selects Rene Byrd's new single featuring original artist John Holt

Rene Byrd started her musical career as a singer songwriter by participating in numerous talent contests inter-college competition based in London, which nurtured stars including Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield. 361 more words



I hope to provide some answers to what our unschooling life looks like over the next month. I’ve joined the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge as an effort to get myself back on track with my blogging goals. 387 more words

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Books I Read in January & February 2016

As you can see, I’m posting this barely in time to not have to add “March” to the title.

In January I read:

• The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain — I read this aloud to some of my younger siblings. 1,163 more words


Where Are You Trying to Get?

In his book How Children Fail (New York: A Merloyd Lawrence Book, 1982), John Holt recounted an incident from his time as a teacher. He was making a child recopy a page until it had three mistakes or fewer, but the mistakes were getting more numerous and the handwriting worse each time the child had to recopy it. 292 more words


Public, Private, and Unschooling: Considering the options

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about homeschooling recently.  Since Carys is only 20 months old it is admittedly a little early, but I do like to be prepared.   3,390 more words


What is Unschooling?

I’ve been in the school system since I was two years old. As crazy as that sounds, I never really questioned it until I started learning about alternative ways of schooling. 745 more words


John Holt at Res Publica

My friend, colleague, and former high school English teacher, John Holt, has just started a blog called Res Publica. As you may have figured out, John sometimes comments here at PoT under the handle “jrholt1236.” 90 more words