Thoughts on John Taylor Gatto’s “Weapons of Mass Instruction”

By Sarah Gray I had a wonderful public school education. I started homeschooling my children not because I wanted to save them from anything, but because I wanted them to experience school at its fullest: a way for them to grow personally. Plus, I loved teaching, and teaching my own children sounded so rewarding.  I … Read more Thoughts on John Taylor Gatto’s “Weapons of Mass Instruction”

Six Poems You Can Write

From Penny Gardner’s “Beautiful Works” class given at the 2015 youth conference. Listen the whole recorded class here in our audio library. Here are six different poems you can learn to write today. 1. Cinquain Five short, non-rhyming lines: A one-word title Two descriptive words Three action words Four feeling words A word or two … Read more Six Poems You Can Write

Living the Hero’s Journey

By John Patterson Something that I really enjoy is reading and writing, and I’ve thought a lot about what goes into making a good book, and I guess in a way, what goes into making a good life. The Hero’s Journey For one thing I’m going to reference a pretty famous diagram that dissects just … Read more Living the Hero’s Journey