When I first started teaching I was all about "learning styles." You know, the seven learning categories ALL children fall into: Visual, Aural, Verbal, Physical, Logical, Social, and Solitary. Perhaps in some alternate universe, the "learning style theory" may actually enhance learning, but that ... View Post
Teaching Preschool? Beware!
When teaching preschool, preschool teachers should beware of those silly-little-lesson killers. Cartoons are almost always counter productive. Instead of enhancing the learning process, they often serve as insurmountable barriers. Listed below are three reasons to consider excluding cartoons from ... View Post
Teaching at Home: Pinnacle of Wasted Time
It was only a B+, but to me, it still represented the pinnacle of academic achievement. That is how I felt after completing Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus. To me, passing AP Calculus, proved that I was light years ahead of most of my peers and destined to succeed in the "real world." It was the ... View Post
Are Grades Important?
Are grades important? Many homeschooling families wonder if they should grade their children's "school" work. It is my opinion that grades are not only unnecessary, but can actually be harmful. For starters, nothing tells a child more clearly that the subject being taught is irrelevant and ... View Post
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