Tag Archives: John Holt

Books I Read in April and May 2016

In April I read: • Lady Susan, by Jane Austen, read by Harriet Walter, Kim Hicks, Carole Boyd, Jonathan Keeble, Nigel Anthony, Patience Tomlinson, and Ruth Sillers (Naxos AudioBooks, 2001) — A novella, one of Jane Austen’s early works. Lady … Continue reading

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Books I Read in January & February 2016

As you can see, I’m posting this barely in time to not have to add “March” to the title. In January I read: • The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain — I read this aloud to some of … Continue reading

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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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