What are schools for?

While in 6th grade I remember being required to have a huge three ring binder, and in this binder, we need to keep every single paper given to us. We were told that this was to prepare us for middle school.   I hated the binder, pages would rip, and soon every page had ton…

Benefits of Auditing an AP course online

auditing an AP Course from louise kane on Vimeo. As a child, I spent a lot of time playing school with my neighbors… I of course, was always the teacher. There were workbooks, worksheets, and projects involved in our pretend school, however, if I remember correctly ,  homework was optional. Sometimes in life, there just…

schools teaching kids to stop thinking

I’ve mentioned several times that schools aren’t about teaching kids to be creative. Today we’re going to look at what schools are about. #99277622 / gettyimages.com   For my first few years of teaching I was much more of a rule follower, this caused me to believe that I had to have all of my…

Tips on teaching kids to research

While sitting listening to an artist speak about his work and his process, he shared that he’s very intuitive in his process… college students ears perked, as they felt that this might be the ticket that they were waiting for… thinking that this might be the permission to ignore the professions….. the slip that told…

How to Homeschool and work full time

Will online learning work for my child? You’re trying to homeschool, but you’re also trying to work full time, and discovering that it’s pretty hard to juggle both, you’re looking into some online classes, but are trying to decide if online learning will work for your child. The first answer is, you’re right, online learning…

What to do with a degree in art

working at an art museum from amber kane on Vimeo. I was so excited about the conversation that I forgot to hit the full screen mode, so sorry for the clutter of my desktop.   Rebecca and I met in college, as we were both art majors, and both had a love for pottery…. we…