A libertarian leaning, common preference seeking, pro-science, pro-critical rationalism, humanist blog, which is mainly, but by no means exclusively, about home educating in the UK.
wow Carlotta what a wonderful insight, thank you :)
What a great blog post.
Shocking that he felt it took so short a time to quell the spirit, but seems entirely true. I do feel for my ds who had more years in school than out, and has never quite thrown off the damaging effects. Up until the age of 7, when a good school seemed to offer lots, he ran out of school one day and threw himself into my arms because he was so excited by a science lesson that he had had that was great, but that was the last time he came out with a sense of being motivated by anything at school. After that assessment, permanent judging, exams and pressure removed all the pleasure of learning.
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