Photos from my sweet Jonathan’s recent America Day
- A glimpse into my year as a public school teacher :: From contributor Jena Borah
- Classical Conversations: Our 3rd year update :: Mt. Hope Chronicles
- The secret to not being overwhelmed :: Conversion Diary
- BBC believes you only read six of these books… :: List Challenges
- The end of another school year :: LOLIPOP Learning
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“As adults we choose our own reading material. Depending on our moods and needs we might read the newspaper, a blockbuster novel, an academic article, a women’s magazine, a comic, a children’s book, or the latest book that just about everyone is reading. No one chastises us for our choice. No one says, ‘That’s too short for you to read.’ No one says, ‘That’s too easy for you, put it back.’ No one says ‘You couldn’t read that if you tried — it’s much too difficult.’
Yet if we take a peek into classrooms, libraries, and bookshops we will notice that children’s choices are often mocked, censured, and denied as valid by idiotic, interfering teachers, librarians, and parents. Choice is a personal matter that changes with experience, changes with mood, and changes with need. We should let it be.”
~ Mem Fox, Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Learning, and Living