Category: Educational Philosophy

Learning is Leisure, Explore, Contemplate, Create

School is Leisure

Leisure is what people do when their basic needs are met. It is not effortless, but it is enjoyable.

Brain Wars: Montessori vs. Brain Science

Brain Wars: Montessori vs. Brain Science

As I read about cognitive and neuroscience and all the amazing ways our brain learns I often see why I was attracted to certain educational philosophies and also why I didn’t jump all in. In other words, most of the educational philosophies popular in the homeschooling world have clear strengths and weaknesses when viewed through…
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Brain Wars: Unit Studies vs. Brain Science

Brain Wars: Unit Studies vs. Brain Science

As I read about cognitive and neuroscience and all the amazing ways our brain learns I often see why I was attracted to certain educational philosophies and also why I didn’t jump all in. In other words, most of the educational philosophies popular in the homeschooling world have clear strengths and weaknesses when viewed through…
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Brain Wars: Unschooling vs. Brain Science

Brain Wars: Unschooling vs. Brain Science

As I read about cognitive and neuroscience and all the amazing ways our brain learns I often see why I was attracted to certain educational philosophies and also why I didn’t jump all in. In other words, most of the educational philosophies popular in the homeschooling world have clear strengths and weaknesses when viewed through…
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Brain Wars: Classical Education vs. Brain Science, Marla Szwast, Jump Into Genius, Homeschooling

Brain Wars: Classical Education vs. Brain Science

As I read about cognitive and neuroscience and all the amazing ways our brain learns I often see why I was attracted to certain educational philosophies and also why I didn’t jump all in. In other words, most of the educational philosophies popular in the homeschooling world have clear strengths and weaknesses when viewed through…
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The Homeschool Guide to Neuroscience - Fancy Science Supports Common Sense

The Homeschool Guide to Neuroscience – Fancy Science Supports Common Sense

When your child gets bored their brain shuts off. This is not speculation, although we can see the evidence simply by observing children. There is actually research and explanation as to what is going on in the brain when it shuts down the higher learning centers and why it does this. You can read more…
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Homeschooling with the Brain in Mind

Homeschooling with the Brain in Mind

For homeschoolers, the world of educational choices is endless. Freedom abounds and the world is ours to make what we want of it. The first overwhelm that often strikes new homeschoolers is how to choose…anything! There are seemingly endless choices we face every day and to try and keep ourselves from decision-making overload we have…
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Help! I'm Homeschooling Highschool - A Weapon to Keep Panic at Bay

Help! I’m Homeschooling Highschool – A Weapon to Keep Panic at Bay

Three words – Know Your Vision I know, I know, you don’t have time to create a vision statement for high school, you have too many practical decisions to make and hours of research before you can make them wisely. But please, just stop for a moment. Without a clear vision of what you want…
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Cognitive Research Does Not Support Learning Styles

What About Learning Styles?

We all know kids are different. Yet we all have brains made out of the same stuff. So do the differences in our kids mean we should teach them differently? This is how learning style is usually presented. If your kids remembers pictures better than things he hears, then you should teach just with pictures.…
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Experts Think Differently than Students

Why Johnny Can’t Think Like a Scientist Until he is One

There has been a push in modern education to shift away from teaching kids about stuff (like facts & concepts & patterns) to attempting to teach them how to think like experts. Is such a thing possible? Can you think like an expert before you are one? Do experts become experts because they think differently…
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