March 15, 2018

John Gatto Prussian Experiment on Education

John Taylor Gatto (born December 15, 1935) is an American retired school teacher of 29 years and 8 months and author of several books on education. He is an activist critical of compulsory schooling and of what he characterizes as the hegemonic nature of discourse on education and the education professions.

Gatto was born in the Pittsburgh-area steel town of Monongahela, Pennsylvania. In his youth he attended public schools throughout the Pittsburgh Metro Area including Swissvale, Monongahela, and Uniontown as well as a Catholic boarding school in Latrobe. He did undergraduate work at Cornell, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia, then served in the U.S. Army medical corps at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Following army service he did graduate work at the City University of New York, Hunter College, Yeshiva University, the University of California, and Cornell. #schoolchoice #utopianthinkers #progressives
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August 24, 2015

Your Child's Learning Style and more...

Tools to determine your child's learning styles and more.....

The image above comes from link #3.
  1. Learning Styles in Young Children – This article will help you to diagnose your preschooler’s learning style.
  2. Teaching Style and Learning Style – These quizzes allow you to determine your individual teaching and learning styles.
  3. Multiple Intelligences Test – This is like a magazine quiz. You answer 40 questions, and it tells you where your strengths are. This would be great for older kids to do for themselves.
  4. Myers-Briggs Personality Test – This is the old standard psychological personality test that you might remember from your own adolescence. You remember, INFP and ESTJ and so on? You can find detailed explanations of each of the 16 types here.
  5. Personality Type and Learning Style – I loved this article because it’s written in plain English, specifically for homeschoolers. It talks about how to teach each type of personality (introvert and extrovert, sensing and intuitive, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving).
  6. Determining Myers-Briggs Score Without a Test – This is a really good article that will help you to determine a Myers-Briggs score for your young child who is too little for taking a test herself.

Read more: You got it keep reading...

January 29, 2015

Are you considering Homeschooling your Children?

Check out all of your options before you decide.
You might see you are already homeschooling along with your teacher.
Keep searching that is what learning is all about.
My 10 year old is taking some college classes.  Life learning, it is time.
All of my children are self starters, business minded, kind and creative people.

Have fun on your journey.  One mom sharing

Homeschooling on Youtube  Here are some videos you can watch and learn.

You are the Superintendent of your Children's Education. 

December 31, 2013

Daniel Goleman: The Emotional Atmosphere of a Classroom Matters

Daniel Goleman starts out saying... "If I could change one thing in education, it would be making explicit the now implicit understanding that the emotional atmosphere of the classroom matters. It's not irrelevant; in fact, it's essential to learning. And the reason it's essential to learning, from the scientific point of view, is that the emotional centers of the brain actually can take over the centers for learning, and so our attention goes from what the teacher is saying to that thing that's upsetting us, and the failure to understand this, I think, handicaps education as a system. So, if we were to make explicit the fact that "yes" it matters that students feel safe; it matters that students feel calm; it matters that they're attentive. And they won't be attentive unless they're calm and now that we're ready to learn, we can go ahead."
There is so much more to this article... Click Here 

February 24, 2013

The Founders of the U.S.A. Learned Without Public School

Freedom what a wonderful concept
…and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17b
Our Creator thought that freedom would be a Good idea. Do you think we missed the point?
Here you are on the World Wide Web, a fine place for self-education, you will find a number of educational resources available for independent learners. This Web site seeks to serve people all over the world who use on-line technology to enhance their own education. Please tell me about your experiences in learning in freedom. Let’s all learn together in freedom.
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April 3, 2012

The Case for Restoring and Reusing Older School Buildings

The location and design of public schools are among the most far-reaching decisions any Pennsylvania community makes. School buildings affect the quality of education, and they play a critical role in a community’s development and quality of life.
School construction and renovation is a partnership between the state and local communities, with local school districts leading the decision process about school facilities. Through the Department of Education’s PlanCon process, the Commonwealth provides formula-based financial reimbursement for both new school construction and renovation of existing schools. This process was revamped under Governor Rendell’s leadership, and as a result, local districts received their first boost in reimbursement rates in nearly 20 years, and now have incentives to reuse existing school facilities and build “green” and cost-efficient buildings.
To read the entire article...By Dr. Gerald Zahorchak
Secretary of Education
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Children and Violence

How do children react to violence they see on TV or Videos?

ACT—Adults and Children Together—Against Violence is a violence prevention project that focuses on adults who raise, care for, and teach children ages 0 to 8 years. It is designed to prevent violence by providing young children with positive role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem-solving. The project includes a national media campaign and training for community professionals. You can learn more at Sheepfold Education Support.

Kids-Konnect Alphabetized List

Kids Konnect Search Site Created by Teachers

Parents and teachers need to have a presence when children are working on the Internet. We spend hours checking the links on KidsKonnect, but the Internet is a dynamic entity that changes constantly. Please, help keep
our children safe by informing us of any inappropriate links or advertisements.  Our collective effort and involvement will allow children to utilize all of the great information that the Internet has to offer!  Sheepfold Education Support

March 12, 2010

Public School Equal Education for All...Or was it something else?

Listen to Audio John Taylor Gatto  
Perhaps the greatest of public school's illusions is that the institution was launched by a group of kindly men and women who wanted to help the children of ordinary families level the playing field, so to speak...
Or was it something else?

October 12, 2009

Language Learning Library

Language Learning
was created to meet the needs of both teachers and students alike. This site will save time and frustration from the usual web search. We surfed the net so you don't have to, and compiled the most comprehensive and well organized information.


Jazzles for Teachers  ***Highly Recommended***As an experienced teacher, I know it is much better to help children learn through fun than rote! So I have included just a few quotes from the thousands of teachers using Jazzles resources who enjoy making early reading readiness a fun experience." ... Lesley Beth


Best on the Web For Teachers

To insure the relevancy and integrity of the web sites of our program, all sites and listing within the program are human reviewed.

Songs for Teaching

Character Education**Songs**Teaching Values and Morals to Children and Teenagers
At, we listen to all of the music we recommend,
selecting music that we hope you (and your students!) will find enjoyable and educationally useful.  We realize that musical tastes vary and that the title of a song may not accurately reflect its ability to meet your educational needs, so we strongly encourage you to view lyrics and listen to sound clips while browsing our extensive site.

Family First - Be Safe or Be Sorry

Family First
Be Safe or Be Sorry
Family First is the web's oldest family-friendly site reviewer! 
A new site is reviewed every day and entered into our database of hundreds of sites.  You'll find sites for parents, kids, couples, teachers, students and
much more.

Home Schooling in Isreal

Homeschooling In Israel
Most homeschooling families base their actions legally on the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty and on supreme court rulings. Other families ask the Ministry of Education for exemption from the compulsory schooling law (and need to renew the exemption every year).

In many areas in Israel there are regular meetings of homeschoolers for social opportunities, common activities,
and mutual support.
Country-wide connection of the homeschooling community is supported by the Beofen-Tiv'ee ["naturally" in Hebrew] newsletter, conferences, and virtual community at

4th Day Alliance

The 4th Day Alliance
Is a non-profit religious organization dedicated to proclaiming the Glory of God through astronomy. We accomplish this primarily by educating the public on astronomy through star parties, lectures, and seminars, and by distributing magazines, books, tracts,and astronomy articles from a Biblical creationist perspective.
However, both believer and unbeliever alike are easily enraptured by the beauty and the glory of the heavens.
The difference is, we know whose glory it is, and we know who put it there.

Answers in Genesis

Celtic Cross Stitch Generator

Celtic Cross Stitch
Welcome to our home on the web.  Here at celtic cross stitch we produce high quality cross stitch kits and charts for beginners and experts alike.  Specialising in Irish and Celtic designs, and are particularly noted for our authentic historical collection of illuminated letters and other illustrations from the Book Of Kells. 
Why not generate your own FREE chart using our online...

Celtic Alphabet Chart Generator
the only one on the Internet!   Alternatively, if you are curious as to what Cross Stitch is all about, have a look at our tutorials which will guide you through the cross stitch process.

ERIC - Worlds Largest Digital Library

Worlds Largest Digital Library ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an internet-based digital library of education research and information."

Using the Internet Public Library

How to use the Internet Public Library  *powerpoint presentation*

Have young men at home?

The Young Man's Handybook Preparing Your Son on the Home Front
Finally - a homestead book designed specifically for boys! They'll learn basic home skills from cooking, sewing, and laundry to planning, building, and repairing. The Young Man's HandyBook is a guide for boys 9-15 to learn a little about many subjects: simple home repair, budgeting, whittling, knot-tying, cooking, cleaning, gardening, tools, woodworking, safety, manners, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, dressing, laundry, and first-aid. Complete with illustrations and simple directions for great projects.
Your grandchildren will thank you.

Connecting to Charter Schools Virtual Tour

Connecting to Charter Schools Take a Virtual Tour Today!
Charter Schools were established by Act 22 in 1997.  Now in the eighth year of operations, 117 charter schools are operating in Pennsylvania.  Eleven of those schools are cyber charter schools.  This represents an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students. Additional data is available by contacting Charter Schools within the Bureau of Community and Student Services.

AVKO - Educational Research

AVKO Educational Research Foundation      
Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic, & Oral 
Multi-Sensory Approach.
The AVKO Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)3 publicly supported organization working with teachers, parents, tutors, and homeschooling parents, publishing materials developed by its research, and providing free daily tutoring at its local reading clinic.  A non-profit organization devoted to helping teachers, parents, and researchers since 1974.  
Freebies for Homeschoolers***  Sheepfold Education Support