“A teacher forced a 15-year-old girl to perform a pornographic monologue in front of the whole class. Then school officials lied to the child’s mother. And worst of all, the school board BANNED the mother from reading to them the words her daughter was forced to say in front of the class, cutting off herContinue reading “How Can THIS Be Called “Education?””
Author Archives: Laura Bennet
Schooling or Education?
“I have never let schooling interfere with my education.” Mark Twain Perhaps you’ve heard of this famous American author. If you read about the adventures of Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer, you would have. I pray so. I have this quote on a bulletin board in my office. I love the truth of it. WhenContinue reading “Schooling or Education?”
Questioning School Content
I don’t know about you, but I’m concerned about the growing content in schools that focuses on political agenda, sexual orientation, and racism. What happened to reading, writing, and math? I don’t have children in school anymore. Our youngest son is a junior in college. But I have grand kids, friends who have kids, andContinue reading “Questioning School Content”
If you let kids learn, they will learn. Create an environment of discovery and people are naturally explorative. God, who made us in his image, is a creator. The combinations of colorful, creative people, animals, insects, plants, planets, ocean life, etc. is infinite. We will always possess a longing to discover and understand it all.Continue reading “True Learning”
Discovery is the Best Teacher
It’s official. School’s in session this week (at least in our Florida county), and children are dragging their sleepy bodies out of bed to head off to “learning” outlets. On my morning walk two days ago, I passed by one such young man, maybe around ten or eleven years of age, with tired eyes andContinue reading “Discovery is the Best Teacher”
Educate or Indoctrinate?
In California, a proposed curriculum is encouraging chanting to the Aztec gods of human sacrifice. A private school in New York has released new guidelines for eliminating words like mom, dad, son, daughter and any gender specific references. And those are only two of numerous examples of the current educational situation. Call me crazy, butContinue reading “Educate or Indoctrinate?”
In School or Out of School?
So much talk of when kids can go back to school. I get that parents are trying to navigate it all. They need to work and having kids around doesn’t make for an easy or even manageable way to do that. Whether mom and dad work at home or have to work outside the home,Continue reading “In School or Out of School?”
What’s Most Important?
At Discovery House, our goal is to instill two important truths in our kids’ hearts. You are loved. Everyone needs to know that they are loved and accepted for exactly who they are with all our strengths as well as weaknesses. You have a purpose. Each person needs to understand that we were created forContinue reading “What’s Most Important?”
Do You Know What Your Kids Are Learning?
This is reprinted from an email letter I received from Connor Boyak, author of The Tuttle Twins books. To read the article in its entirety, you can find it here. A parent took to Twitter to share an experience she recently had: My daughter turned around yesterday to grab her charger and her teacher immediatelyContinue reading “Do You Know What Your Kids Are Learning?”
What’s A Parent to Do?
As September approaches mid-month, parents turn their focus to the questions of how school is going for their students. Questions that never plagued us before, permeate the educational field. Parents are fearful that their children may not get a good education, or they may get infected with this virus, or they may be forced toContinue reading “What’s A Parent to Do?”