Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Favorites

Progressive Schools: The Real Revolution in Education - Even though Jenny of Let the Children Play is writing on the other side of the world from Wellspring, she could just as easily be talking about the United States.

Fostering Social Connections - Half Full argues that Happiness is....being socially connected.

The Boys Have Fallen Behind - Nicholas Kristoff (LOVE him!) suggests in the New York Times that books that gross-out parents and may even include an explosion or two might be just the ticket to correct boys' lagging literacy scores

Increasing Number of Parents Opting to Have Children School-Homed - From The Onion, this is just plain funny

How to Show Your Kids You're Still Learning - Simple Homeschool offers three tips for modeling lifelong learning for your children


  1. Thank you for the mention. I'm so happy I found your blog and I have been reading about your school. You seem very similar to our little school in Australia. We are up against some hurdles in the shape of government policy but like you, we keep doing our thing. I loved what you said in a previous post "little pockets of hope". That really struck a chord with me.

  2. Jenny, I'm glad you found us too! I love your blog - as I'm sure you can tell by the fact that I think I've included something of yours in eight of the last ten Friday Favorites. ;)