Category Archives: Quotes

Quotes on Sunday

To repeat what others have said, requires education, to challenge it,
requires brains.  – Mary Pettibone Poole

Leave a comment

Filed under Quotes

Quotes on Monday

 “When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.”
                                          –Bertrand Russell

Leave a comment

Filed under Learning, Quotes

Quotes on Monday

He is educated who knows how to find out what he doesn’t know.

                                                  George Simmel, German Philosopher

Leave a comment

Filed under Quotes

Quotes on Friday

Homeschool 101What effect does homeschooling have on the kids themselves? Are they less social or more social? Do they become misfits in society? Barb Lundgren, who homeschooled her three children in the “Unschooling” manner advocated by educational philosopher John Holt, states,“I have found that homeschooled kids are quite different from ‘normal’ kids. All ages and abilities can play and work together without prejudice. The degree of natural compatibility, the ability to cooperate and share that homeschooled children show is remarkable.There are no words in our language to describe such children. … It’s through their interactions with other people that you really step back and say, ‘Wow, these are really different kids.”‘If I had to describe them, I guess ‘extraordinary’ is the most useful nutshell sort of word. Extremely mature, responsible. Passionate, sensitive, careful, respectful.”
(Samuel L. Blumenfeld, WorldNetDaily.com)

1 Comment

Filed under Encouragement, Learning, Quotes

Quotes on Friday

Leo DamroschLeo Damrosch, a Harvard English professor began home schooling his sons, 10 and 13, in part because“the two writers I’ve studied most intensively for many years, William Blake and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, were both geniuses of astounding originality, and neither of them went to school for a single day.”
(“
Home Sweet School,” John Cloud and Jodie Morse, Time magazine, August 2001)

Leave a comment

Filed under Learning, Quotes

Quotes on Friday

Homeschool KidsIn 1992 psychotherapist Larry Shyers did a study while at the University of Florida in which he closely examined the behavior of 35 home schoolers and 35 public schoolers. He found that home schoolers were generally more patient and less competitive. They tended to introduce themselves to one another more; they didn’t fight as much. And the home schoolers were much more prone to exchange addresses and phone numbers. In short, they behaved like miniature adults.
(“
Home Sweet School,” John Cloud and Jodie Morse, Time magazine, August 2001)

1 Comment

Filed under Quotes, Socialization

Quotes on Friday

CuriousityHome schoolers bring certain skills-motivation, curiosity, the capacity to be responsible for their education-that high schools don’t induce very well,” a Stanford University admissions officer told The Wall Street Journal (“An A for Home Schooling,” Brian C. Anderson, City Journal, Summer 2000)

Leave a comment

Filed under Quotes, Random