The Few

This has bothered me as much as anything in education. In biology, a lot of memorization is necessary before having fun in upper level courses. I learned independent thinking and analysis in 10th grade English, of all places!

A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

This is week five of our new school at home project. This follows on from 5 months of school at home which was enforced across the country before the summer holidays. Son is in now in Year 10 which is the third year of secondary school – that’s a lot of numbers in so few words. Spot the sad Accountant. Don’t worry I have undergone counselling and I have not relapsed into accounting for two years now.

Something struck me today. That wasn’t just the incessant rain hammering down on our little hill. It was a teaching thought. How much information is spoon fed to our children and how few opportunities are given to them to think freely. Over the last 5 weeks it’s basically been learn this and then answer some questions on what you have been told to learn. The sources of information are closely controlled. Set texts…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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