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10,000 Hours

When the Beatles were a fledgling band, they went to Hamburg, Germany, and spent several years playing more than 1,200 live shows in clubs and bars, accumulating over 10,000 hours of playing time. When they returned to England, they were a slick, professional band with a startling new sound no one had heard before. According

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Can You Teach?

I’d like to answer this question from a public school teacher ranting on homeschooling: “So, first of all, homeschooling parent, you think you can teach English as well as me?” Actually, Mr. Scaccia, I find myself¬†wondering if you can teach English as well as I. However, in the spirit of fraternity and community among teachers,

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Pecans = Math

About seven years ago …¬† “Look, Mom, I broke my pecan in half.” “Mmm-hmmm. Does it taste better that way?” “Now I broke both halves in half. Now I eat them!” “Wow! Do you know that when you break a half in half, it’s called a fourth?” “A fourth?” “Yeah, look. I’ll break this pecan

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11yo Homeschooler Taken at Gunpoint

An 11yo bumped his head (Jan 2008, read full story). A dad, trained in combat paramedics, determined his son did not need to go to ER. A neighbor decided otherwise, and called paramedics, who showed up and were miffed when dad wouldn’t let them take the boy (who had no broken bones, no dilated eyes,

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