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Sell the Old and Make Room for the New: Cash for CDs, DVDs and Video Games

Sell the Old and Make Room for the New: Cash for CDs, DVDs and Video Games

Sell the Old and Make Room for the New: Cash for CDs, DVDs and Video Games BY LINDA DOBSON Those who know me know I'm not big on CDs, DVDs or video games personally. (Since I rarely watch movies, for instance, it's hard to believe I'd ever watch one more than once.) And since I tend to live as lightly on the earth as I can, there's the clutter [...]

The Declaration of Educational Independence

The Declaration of Educational Independence

The Declaration of Educational Independence © 1997   EDITOR'S NOTE: Well, here we are, sixteen years after Thomas Jefferson's writing became a template for an educational declaration that has been shared far and wide as the years have rolled past. While I admit it may be a tendency toward optimism, I think today, in 2013, many more [...]

25 Ways to Enjoy a Relaxed Learning Summer

25 Ways to Enjoy a Relaxed Learning Summer

25 Ways to Enjoy a Relaxed Learning Summer BY LINDA DOBSON Are you a homeschooler who follows a ten-month calendar? Have you grown curious about ditching text books and moving toward a less structured manner of homeschooling? Do you live in a state where the public education process is in an uproar, thinking you might want to skip it all and [...]

What If…

What If…

What If... By Linda Dobson What if we practiced the Golden Rule with children...all children? What if adults stopped trying to change each child's essence to make him fit into a quite confining mold of sameness as all others? What if our schools actually educated children, instead of programming them? What if we saved grading for eggs [...]

Homeschooling: The Butterfly Approach to Learning

Homeschooling: The Butterfly Approach to Learning

Homeschooling: The Butterfly Approach to Learning By Linda Dobson As I begin work on this book, leaves rapidly falling from the trees swirl in wind guests, delivering the unmistakable scent of autumn. Yet the monster marigolds outside my large picture window remain amazingly vibrant, attracting a monarch butterfly slowly flitting from [...]

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