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May 14, 2009, 5 Comments

Before I began writing full time, I spent a couple years teaching in a rather rough urban area. To illustrate: one of the campus cops also worked a nearby street […]

Great Thinkers on Self-Education: John Holt

May 12, 2009, 2 Comments

“The human animal is a learning animal. We like to learn; we need to learn; we are good at it; we don’t need to be shown how or made to [&hell ...

4 Ways to Recognize a True Teacher

April 6, 2009, 14 Comments

There are a lot of people who claim to be teachers. Some have certification from the state, some are followed as gurus, and some offer their services ...

Great Thinkers on Self-Education: John Taylor Gatto

March 31, 2009, 5 Comments

“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tac ...