Show me the great contrast.: Burnished. →
interiorpalimpsest: In his easy form, he lovingly kneaded With knuckles that pressed no more than needed His Clint face furrowed in delight In earthen dusk, in the bare-bulb light. He rarely speaks with words or shrugs His true poetry is spoken with mugs “I love you” with a teapot; a vase, “Hello, this is me.” Stories molded and fired into a glazed figurine.
I have to tell a story about myself.
raggedyassjeans: On a pot. Oh, ceramics teacher, why would you give me this assignment? I have no stories to tell, you silly man.
Unwind. Unschool. Unfear. Unleash. Unlimit.: James... →
unschool: It’s been nearly a year since Formula Capital’s James Altucher discussed his theory on why sending your kids to college is a bad idea. The segment proved to be one of Tech Ticker’s most popular…and controversial of 2010. (See: Rethinking College as Student-Loan Burdens Rise) More…
One of the things adults do, and above all in schools, is invade, in every...– John Holt in What Do I Do Monday? (via seldombites)
Traditional thought about parenting has continually focused on ways in which...– Matt Hern (via delawareschool)
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punkrockrebel: So I haven’t been able to post because we ran over our Blackberry internet usage. But we have an US Cellular Aircard now, so now we have twice the usage. Also, right now I’m at a hotel in Springfield because my homeschool groups guys and girls basketball teams is having Nationals. Anyhow, now I’m…
Floating Thoughts: Day 20: How Important i Think... →
brilliantpain: very, but i’ve been homeschooled for most of my years, so i got a different learning experience than most people i know. my mom is a fantastic teacher, and compared to what i remember my first teachers being like and what my friends’ teachers are like, i love my mom even more for pulling me out of…
Unwind. Unschool. Unfear. Unleash. Unlimit.: Iowa... →
unschool: Now that I have a 14-year-old at home with a learner’s permit it has perplexed me why the State of Iowa was ok for me as a parent to teach my kids English, Algebra, U.S. History for example… but I was ill-equipped to teach them how to drive a car. The Iowa House today decided that was a…
The Morning is Your Own: A humorous and, in some... →
drivingchristinacrazy: 1. Please stop asking us if it’s legal. If it is — and it is — it’s insulting to imply that we’re criminals. And if we were criminals, would we admit it? 2. Learn what the words “socialize” and “socialization” mean, and use the one you really mean instead of mixing them up the way you do now….
Awesome Homeschooler #2 - Agatha Christie
thehomeschooledhedgehog: Best-selling and most-translated novelist of all time. “I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have thing arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.” [Note from mod- I could not find the source for this quote, which is often attributed to Agatha Christie. Does anyone know where this was originally...
Awesome Homeschooler #3 - Frank Lloyd Wright
thehomeschooledhedgehog: Recognized by the American Institute of Architects as the greatest American architect of all time. “Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students and turns them into prunes.”
"I Stand Corrected" Is a Useful Phrase to Learn
I don’t like studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.– Natalie Portman (via loveandabovex)
Unwind. Unschool. Unfear. Unleash. Unlimit.:... →
unschool: Penelope Trunk — 3/30/2011 My kids are Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2010. And I wonder: what can we see in those kids now that can tell us what they’ll be like later, at work? As a history student in college (history of political thought, for all you fans of the
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a...– George Burns (via moneyisnotimportant)