Monthly Archives: October 2011

Grassroots: Day Five

Here is a list of book titles that were suggested to me while I was here. I skimmed the first few pages or chapters to see if they piqued my interest, so here they are! – Children: The Challenge, by … Continue reading

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Grassroots: Day 4

My morning started out with several girls from Grassroots hanging out together on the porch. They decided to eat their dessert for breakfast. And they were quite proud of “saving some for later” on their faces. I had told all … Continue reading

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Grassroots: Day 3

This morning wasn’t quite so chilly. I still had to wear a tank top, t-shirt, and sweater with jeans, but it warmed up more quickly. My six year old buddy, Nathan, kept me company again on the school porch as … Continue reading

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Grassroots: Day 2

Today I met two more teachers, Luis and Chloe. They were both very willing to share their stories about Grassroots, but Luis was pretty busy with projects all day, so I’ll talk to him more tomorrow hopefully. Chloe’s children went … Continue reading

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Grassroots: Day 1

Today was my first day visiting Grassroots Freeschool in Tallahassee, Florida. I arrived by plane yesterday afternoon; Pat and Tandy Seery picked me from the airport and took me back to their home where I’ll be staying. We had a … Continue reading

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That Oh-So-Touchy Subject: Discipline

Here’s a question I’ve been asking many people I know: how should children be disciplined? Should a child be put in a time-out, taken away from the situation, spanked, have privileges taken away? I know that it has a lot to … Continue reading

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