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Freedom of a real education

It has been a month since I left my teaching job at school. Since, this move was to make more time for other things I was doing, instead of a sense of relief, a constant sense of loss has prevailed over the last several weeks as I finished classes and bid farewell to the kids and colleagues at school. 914 more words

Reflection

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“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it”. On a certain Sunday evening, this provocative statement swirled tumultuously in my head as I observed author Simon Sinek (2009) deliver the inspiring speech – How Great Leaders Inspire Action – at a TED conference. 1,252 more words

Development

A professor failed a whole class

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. 386 more words

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I knew that when we reached second grade there would be some changes to our homeschool curriculum. What I failed to see was that the intersection I was approaching  wasn’t a country stoplight as I imagined, but a spaghetti bowl of on and off ramps. 577 more words

Curriculum

Pupil-led enquiry: the reading problem

It is widely known (and I think accepted?) that a person’s ability to comprehend something they read is closely tied to their prior knowledge of that subject. 682 more words

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Is 'learning' a noun or a verb?

This is in some ways a pointless question as it is of course both: the OED allows us both. I do however have significant concerns over how ‘learning’ gets used as a noun in the field of education. 287 more words

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Free Will and Schools: Can they coexist?

The emergence of child centered learning as a prominent thought in the latter half of the twentieth century also brought forth the avenues of active learning and child autonomy. 4,696 more words

Philosophy Of Education