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It’s Not all Academic

Below is a post I wrote for The Open School: I was talking to a 7th grade math teacher the other day and the topic of Minecraft came up. “What’s Minecraft?” she asked. “Umm, really? Don’t you teach 7th grade?” I didn’t meant to be rude, but I was a little shocked she hadn’t heard […]

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Rules above Dignity

I’m taking a break from my posting series to talk about a really disturbing story I read the other day. Unfortunately, it’s not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last as long as our educational system has its priorities upside down. The story, which you can read here, is about a […]

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Can kids go to school AND follow their interests?

Thanks for sticking with me on my prolonged post series answering questions from a reader: Zoemaster. Sorry it’s taking me a little longer to get through them than I intended. I’m also in the process of starting a new school, so blog writing is often lower on my list of priorities. If you want to […]

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Are Public Schools REALLY that bad?

I’m on the third of a continuing series answering a list of questions from a reader. You can also read my first and second posts. 3) Are public schools that damaging, horrific and why? Oh boy. Are you trying to get me in trouble? First, the politically correct, not as offensive answer: traditional schooling does […]

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