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Freedom to Learn

Freedom to Learn

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Is Psychology Missing the Play Revolution? What do gardening, spoken word, video games, engineering, running, making beer, talking to strangers, going to the theatre, fixing bikes, dealing with trauma, and drumming have in common? All were topics at TEDxNavesink-PLAY, a day-long event at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey on May 10 2014. Yes, play. In all, there were two dozen presentations organized to highlight four features of play: its possibility, pleasure, progress and paradox. Online Classes Project-Based Homeschooling Master Class “The class can help move you from reading, thinking, and talking about PBH to actively doing it.” This class lasts six weeks and costs $125. We are currently enrolling the Fall session and it will run from September 8-October 17.

Pat Rumbaugh Pat Rumbaugh “Saving Play: One Playful Step At A Time” Since the 1980s, American kids have lost 8 to 12 hours of free playtime a week. Delight Directed 7th Grade: End of Year Review It is with great sadness, and equal joy, that I have to announce that we are leaving Korea. I thought we had another year of exploring to do. However, Jay was selected for job at a schoolhouse in Oklahoma. So our time is cut short here, but we are thankful to be heading back close to family and friends again. As I sort through our stuff, which has grown since we arrived, I started organizing our notebooks and books.

Lois Holzman Play Helps Us Grow at Any Age In this talk, Dr. Holzman documents the importance of play in our growth and development throughout our entire lives. The Writings of John Holt - Homeschooling Articles - Home Education Magazine HEM Family Life Resources January-February 2010 Selected Content Publisher's Note - Helen Hegener The Writings of John Holt "A lot of people have come to me and said, 'Your books have changed my life,' and I believe them." -- John Holt. In December, 1981 the northeastern regional magazine Yankee published an interesting character study by Mel Allen titled "The Education of John Holt," and it profiled the man who would, in large part, help create and shape the modern homeschooling movement.

Delight Directed 7th Grade This year is a big one for Raven. She turns 13 here in just a couple of months, which means she “officially” gets to join the world of social media. The two she has been looking forward to the most are Facebook and DeviantArt. She also enters into Jr. The 20-Second Rule to Ending Procrastination - Fulfillment Daily The Problem: Why do we procrastinate instead of getting things done?The Science: Our mind is highly distractable but there is an answer!Solution: With the 20-Second Rule, you’ll get things done, done right, and done now! In his book The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, the lecturer of a popular course on happiness at Harvard, tells us how he wanted to read more books and watch less TV. The intention was good, but after a long day at work, he arrived at home and slumped onto the sofa.

John Holt (educator) John Caldwell Holt (April 14, 1923 – September 14, 1985) was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling or unschooling, and a pioneer in youth rights theory. At the urging of his sister, Holt became a fifth grade teacher. He also spent much time with the babies and young children of his sisters and friends. He was struck by the difference between the 10-year-olds (whom he liked) and the 1- and 2-year-olds. The children in the classroom, despite their rich backgrounds and high IQs, were, with few exceptions, frightened, timid, evasive, and self-protecting; the infants at home were bold adventurers. After several years of teaching in Colorado, he moved to Boston.

Mind Benders® Software 1 Description & Features Mind Benders®, our best-selling deductive thinking puzzles, develop the logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills vital to achieving higher grades and top test scores in all subjects. They’re also great for developing real-life, problem solving skills. Students carefully analyze each Mind Benders® story and its clues, identifying logical associations between people, places, and things. The key is to start with the most obvious associations then deduce less obvious associations until everything finally fits together.