Category Archives: education

Narration: Don’t Do This

The following is an illustration of a style of questioning in school work not altogether uncommon : “In those days came John the Baptist preaching,” etc. Teacher: What times were they of which the text speaks? Students: Those days. Teacher: Ah, yes, those days, those days. Those days.  Well, what person is  spoken of in […]

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Sentences for copywork or the commonplace book

He that avoideth not small faults, by little and little falleth into greater.  Thomas a Kempis Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith.  Stand like a hero and battle till death. Wilson He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a […]

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Formal Education (and Screens) Too Early Causes Later Delays

“Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago,” paediatric occupational therapist Sally Payne from the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust told The Guardian. More here Early Academics is not doing the kids any favors: “Early academic training somewhat increases children’s immediate scores on the specific […]

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Parts of Speech with Aesop’s Fables and Silliness (4 of 5)

I put this together for my husband, who is teaching a middle school grammar course for a few weeks, and over half his students are not native English speakers. It only includes adjectives, nouns, verbs, and the occasional preposition because those are the parts of speech the class is reviewing. Share! Blog this! Recommend on […]

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Parts of Speech with Aesop’s Fables and Silliness (3 of 5)

Parts of Speech with Aesop’s Fables and Silliness (3 of 5) I put this together for my husband, who is teaching a middle school grammar course for a few weeks, and over half his students are not native English speakers. It only includes adjectives, nouns, verbs, and the occasional preposition because those are the parts […]

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