Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Educational Leadership

To prove how crazy I can be, I homeschooled David and Peter for 2 1/2 years - Peter for Grades 4, 5 and 1/2 of 6 and David for Grades 6, 7 and 1/2 of 8. Then we moved and I plopped them back in school in March so David would have a the whole big deal Grade 8 graduation. Why? Because I wanted to figure out how they learned. Now the great thing about education is that there is an neverending supply of educational theorists out there. And the advantage homeschooling has over regular schooling is that you can test any theory you want and you and the student have a lifetime to experiment in.
Today I discovered the magazine "Educational Leadership". http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.459dee008f99653fb85516f762108a0c/ takes you to an archive of all their issues going back to Oct. 43. It's fun to check out what the hot topics were when you were in Gr. 1, etc. To access the text of all the article requires money. However, for free, you get the author and the title of all the article. For modern stuff, you can access the whole article. For the older stuff, what more do you need to find anything in cyberspace than a name or a subject? The goal is not the article. The goal is the theory behind the article. Happy surfing.

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