TAL Word Cloud
"Nothing is more important to me than my relationship with my children. That includes your expectations."
"Remember, you are not managing an inconvenience; You are raising a human being"
~ Kittie Franz
"Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it."
~ David Starr Jordan
"The child's social development is always retarded if the child does not have a single main mother figure constantly about him, i.e.: a person who has enough time and motherly love for the child. In this sentence, every word is equally important. "Single" does not mean two, three, or four persons. "Constant" means always the same person. "Motherly" means a person who shows all of the behavior toward the child which we designate as "motherly." "Main mother figure" means that secondary mother figures (father, brothers, sisters, grandparents) may support the main mother figure, but may not substitute for her. "Person" means that the respective adult has to support the child with his whole being and has to have time for the child."
~ Theodore Helbrügge
"I don't see homeschooling as some kind of answer to badness of schools. I think that the home is the proper base for the exploration of the world which we call learning or education. Home would be the best base no matter how good the schools were. The proper relationship of the schools to home is the relationship of the library to home, or the skating rink to home. It is a supplementary resource."
~ John Holt
"No education seems to be worth the name which has not made children at home in the world of books, and so related to them, mind to mind, with thinkers who have dealt with knowledge."
~ Charlotte Mason
"The single most important contribution education can make to a child's development is to help him towards a field where his talents best suit him, where he will be satisfied and competent. We've completely lost sight of that. Instead we subject everyone to an education where, if you succeed, you will be best suited to be a college professor... And we evaluate everyone along the way according to whether they meet that narrow standard of success. We should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them identify their natural competencies and gifts, and cultivate those. There are hundreds and hundreds of ways to succeed and many, many different abilities that will help you get there."
~ Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences
"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."
~ Christopher Morley
"You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count."
~ Winnie the Pooh
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