WORTHY ARTICLE | School Is No Place for a Reader by Jennifer A. Franssen

Do you remember your school library?  I do.  It was a place of magic and discovery, where I was first introduced to a very scrappy redhead with stiff braids and extraordinary strength named Pippi, who could carry a horse while playing with her friends and who was curiously identified by her long stockings.  It was where I let my imagination … Continue reading

Are You Home Schooling or Roam Schooling?

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© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things It is impossible to think of home education and not think of home.  However in this age of ready accessibility to information and instant communication that idea is being stretched to reach outside the little white house on the corner and…

How Should We Then Learn? Our Decision to Be Different and Home School

Our Decision to Homeschool

WORTHY MUSIC | Beethoven for Back to School

Music: Classical Music Playlist for Studying

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon a blog post featuring a link to a great collection of classical music; intended to be played in the background to help you study.  It was originally posted on CBC Music around the end of the school year when many students were studying for their final exams.  Since the … Continue reading

Just RELAX already! Relaxed Homeschooling, How We Began

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One day, a few years ago my daughter, then only eight or nine years old, asked me to sit down on the sofa so she could play spa and massage my feet. I’m sure I was busy, but how could I refuse such an offer from my sweet…

WORTHY QUOTE | John Taylor Gatto: What is Education?

John Taylor Gatto Quote about Education

“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges. It should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever … Continue reading

WORTHY VIDEO | Sir Ken Robinson: Building a Culture of Innovation

“Finding the Catalyst for the Education Revolution” Sir Ken Robinson at the 9th Annual AERO Conference It was my pleasure to discover

WORTHY QUOTE | C. S. Lewis: Reading Old Books

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“Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period.  And that means the old books. All contemporary writers share to some extent and contemporary outlook- even those, … Continue reading

Fast & Slow (Down)

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While I was happily typing away sharing my optimistic thoughts for the new year including some hopeful habits, a few books to read and being all restful etc. My husband was beginning the year with a rigorous twenty-one day fast. This included media; he powered down the screens and took a media fast from all … Continue reading

Learning Link

Today as I was scrolling through my social media newsfeed, a friend of mine had posted this catchy quip “So much to learn!  So little time.” Which of course immediately caught my attention.  So I had to follow the link she had posted to this website where I made the delightful discovery of Coursera where they boast … Continue reading

WORTHY VIDEO | Why Choose Worthy Books?

Just one more reason… Today let’s take a look at the why behind choosing what we call worthy books, resources and influences. Here we’re treated to a fascinating look at and comparison of the child’s developing brain and the developing internet, in a short film courtesy of the Moxie Institute. BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks. … Continue reading

WORTHY LIST | 13 BOOKS to Read in 2013

These are the 13 books I could gather quickly from my own home library and nightstand to put together a reading list for 2013.  This being a new year and a fresh start, I had to start making lists.  I have already mentioned my love of lists in a previous post.  Sticking with two simple rules.  I … Continue reading

WORTHY VIDEO | Creativity and Kids by Sir Ken Robinson

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_________________________________________ Time for a  TED Talk classic video. Happy viewing! ________________________________ Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Click here to read more about how we have used creativity in our own home learning experience. © Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2012.

WORTHY ARTICLE | The Homeschool Diaries by Paul Elie

Great article from The Atlantic: The Homeschool Diaries   by Paul Elie In New York City, teaching your own kids can make the most practical sense. “Homeschooling happened to me this way:  The same winter I started teaching a graduate class one night a week, my family was..” [click to continue reading] And if you’re … Continue reading

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