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Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own by John Holt is a book about homeschooling, or “unschooling” which I read a few months ago. It covers why children should not be in public schools, defenses and advantages of homeschooling, the way children learn, logistics of taking children out of school, legal strategies, and so on.  534 more words


Reflections: Learning All The Time ( By John Holt)

Chapter 1: Reading and Writing

This is my objection to books about “Teach Your Baby this” and “Teach Your Baby that.” They are very likely to destroy children’s belief that they can find things out for themselves, and to make them think instead that they can only find things out from others. 760 more words

John Holt

Is Unschooling For Us?

One of the first terms I encountered when I seriously started researching homeschooling was “unschooling”. I admit that my initial thoughts were along the lines of… 312 more words

Shaping Hearts

Ramsgate - homeward

Driving on a Sunday makes me wish for digital radio in the car so I can listen to 6 Music. Radio 2’s not good at all so I tend to overlook Johnnie Walker’s Sounds of the 70s. 90 more words


Bovine Ska and Rocksteady 12/31/2014: A Show of Firsts!

To celebrate the arrival of the first day of 2015, this past week’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady featured the first recordings from some of Jamaica’s greatest artists. 165 more words


Crucial Selections from The 'A Love I Can Feel' Rhythm

This is another listener suggested mix specially prepared for the reggae lover podcast.

The ‘A Love I Can Feel‘ rhythm was first released on a vocal by… 350 more words


The Pokey Little Puppy Meets a Mockingbird

We started reading to my daughter right from the very beginning.  Whether it was a child’s book or reading out loud parts of a book I was reading…she was always surrounded by books, words, language, melody and verse.   340 more words