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    Good Idea: Gradeless schools! (link)

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    We gripe about what all is wrong with our schools and forget to point out when a community tries to do something right. Here is an article about a school that focuses on a student's ability instead of focusing on ...

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    Let go my EVO!

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    It was wild taking all the drama of the VicAd-Online comment section with me to my nine year old's soccer game this morning. I imagined all the fights happening in the bottom of my purse. Yes, I finally got one ...

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    Innovative or Orwellian? (thoughts)

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    I don't know if the phrase, interest driven learning or individualized learning, had been coined, or if it was a popular subject of discussion in the late eighties, but Isaac Asimov was describing the concept in this 1988 interview with ...

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    Crumbs for Breakfast?

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    This morning, my nine year old and I woke up shortly after 6:00am. Though he's usually the first one up, he’s not accustomed to waking up that early. He walked to the kitchen windows, looked outside, and shouted, “Wow! I’ve ...

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    More on Dreams

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    “Jaime had never realised that trees made a sound when they grew, and no-one else had realised it either, because the sound is made over hundreds of years in waves of twenty-four hours from peak to peak. Speed it up, ...

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    Pillow Fight!!!

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    ;) The weather was perfect today. I packed a picnic lunch, made sure the cameras were charged, and headed to Riverside Park. The wildflowers were in bloom as were the roses in the rose garden. After we got back, my ...

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    "Making" Money

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    Yesterday, while I was washing dishes with the television tuned to TLC, my nine year old said, "Mom, we should build a machine so that we can make money." "Really? What type of machine should we build?" I love it ...

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    Patchwork of Springs (not too silly)

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    (image from wiki) Our Texas Mountain Laurel has been adorned in purple cascading blooms. The scent always takes me back to Southwest Texas State University (Texas State), as there was a long walkway seasonally walled by the lavender flowers. The ...

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    Immaturity or Apathy? (part one)

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    I knew something needed to change when I said something about Aristotle and one of my students, whose identity I would like to protect, replied, “Who is Aristotle?” I had successfully failed college Philosophy, so I at least knew that ...

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    Saturday Silliness (dream)

    By Rebecca in Learning in Freedom

    The sound of thunder woke me up this morning. Remember that earthquake of a thunderclap? Anyway, I was in the middle of an audio-dream. Do you ever have audio dreams; the dreams that are more verbal than visual or emotional? ...

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