Tag Archives: homeschooling

Where Are You Trying to Get?

In his book How Children Fail (New York: A Merloyd Lawrence Book, 1982), John Holt recounted an incident from his time as a teacher. He was making a child recopy a page until it had three mistakes or fewer, but … Continue reading

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Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own by John Holt is a book about homeschooling, or “unschooling” which I read a few months ago. It covers why children should not be in public schools, defenses and advantages of homeschooling, the way children learn, logistics … Continue reading

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Books I Read in November 2014

• To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee — I thought this book was very well-written. Given the subject matter, it could easily have become sentimental, but didn’t. It was simply and effectively told. “Gentlemen,” he [Atticus Finch] was saying, … Continue reading

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Books I Read in July and August 2014

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton — I read this while traveling to and from Chicago by train. It contains an interesting discussion of order vs. chaos between two poets. Lucian Gregory claims, “The poet delights in … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014

Here is a list (not quite in order) of those books that I have read completely through so far this year. The Mystery in the Drood Family by Montagu Saunders (Cambridge: at the University Press, 1914) — I read this … Continue reading

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