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Funny Delivery of Serious Message on Creativity

Check out this excellent video by Ken Robinson on creativity.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll probably get angry, but you have to see this video.  I imagine that Sir Ken Robinson holds many ideas contradictory to a Christian world view, … Continue reading

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Maturity and the One Room Schoolhouse

They say you learn a lot in kindergarten, but not all of it is good.  For instance you might learn numbers, shapes and colors from your teacher, but from your classmates you can also learn that it is okay to … Continue reading

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A Robber Barron’s View On Raising Great Children

Andrew Carnegie told his mega-rich friends that they were depriving their children of the things that made Carnegie and his friends great.  While we might disagree on the definition of Great Children, Andrew Carnegie, the son of a poor Scottish … Continue reading

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A Very Brief and Great Example of Decline in Education

Gary North, an economic historian, publisher and author, made this observation: In 1910, only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.” Today, millions have graduated, but is their education equal to sixth grade in 1910? In the best … Continue reading

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Normal Education – Historically Speaking

When I was a new teacher, I dismissed America’s poor showing in international comparisons of schools performance.  We all knew those foreign exchange students were a couple of years ahead of us, but I figured, ‘We’re Americans and we’re doing … Continue reading

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Exceptional American Children from History

Exceptional American Children from History Long before achieving fame and fortune as inventors of the airplane, ten-year old Wilbur Wright, purchased a lathe and other woodworking tools and with the help of his six-year-old brother Orville built a fancy Queen Anne … Continue reading

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Andrew Pudewa on Multi-Age Classrooms

When a new Christian school is created it is usually low on students and therefore has its children in ‘combined classrooms’ with children from several different grades in the same room with the same teacher.  The adults involved are eagerly … Continue reading

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