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Don't Do What Schools Do

Detoxing: Shatter Schoolish Thinking that Crushes Creativity and Limits Learning 40 pp. $3.25 ppd.

From the book:
"First parents, and later schools, give an unspoken promise to children: We promise that we will feed their hunger for learning; that we will never betray their trust; that we will never use their openness against them. So long as we keep those promises, they remain open to wonder, eager to learn.

When schools and schoolishness break these promises, trust evaporates, taking innocence and wonder with it. Wary now, children develop survival behaviors appropriate to an environment increasingly hostile to learning."
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Wherever you are in your homeschool journey, do you know where you're going? Destinations helps you set your own unique course. After all, isn't that why you decided to homeschool in the firstplace? More?