Working for Beauty

I think I’ve mentioned that I’m trying to be a stay-at-home mom, but have I mentioned that I’ve adopted my grandmother’s garden? To be honest, its quite a mess. I can understand why she was so frustrated in her last few years. The weeds are creeping into every planned bed, and some plants are simply…

It’s heartbreaking, but I’m leaving my teaching job

Teachers are trained to understand how children learn, how their young brains integrate new information, and how child-led leaning in an exploratory environment is the most beneficial form of education. And yet, because of our fear-driven society we have over-regulated childcare centers and schools to the point where children’s natural curiosity is so restricted that…

Occupation: Mom

I have been studying education and child development for several years, in & out of the college classroom. I know that public schools are not effectively teaching children. I do not blame the teachers, I blame the oligarchy that has corrupted our government and our U.S. society. We may as well be sending our children…