Education

Education in General

On a work break

Hi folks, Sorry. but my responsibilities for Connect The Thoughts will keep me from authoring more posts until after January 18th. There’s plenty going on, and I will get to it. I’m currently writing a series of courses for parents,…

Poor Cheated Little Johnny released!

Those of you who have been following my education blogs for the past few months are aware that I’ve been authoring a book on education. Today it was released on our site, at www.ConnectTheThoughts.com. It’s called POOR CHEATED LITTLE JOHNNY. The book spells out what education is, what it could be, how it’s gone wrong, and it provides many methods to provide a student a vastly superior education, particularly for homeschool. The book also takes apart the problems with schools private and public, and how they might be made to actually work.

About Tests, part II

Some will argue that this approach to testing militates against a “liberal education”, one covering many subjects. Should Little Johnny only study what he wishes, what interests him? They will say that this will limit Little Johnny to a serious study of only those subjects that he is interested in. To which I say (between contemptuous snorts) “Exactly”.

About Tests, part I

Tests are a form of evaluation. I believe that the problem testing was trying to solve was to find some way to know how far the student had progressed. It is absolutely the case that we will need some method to assess whether or not our children are actually learning something, and ideally the something specific that they are supposedly studying. This is a problem built into the very nature of education. I think tests were meant to answer the question “are we succeeding?”