March 24, 2010

Einstein and Education

One of my favorite education quotes comes from Albert Einstein:

It is, in fact, nothing short a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom.

I used this quote as a jumping off point for a post at Simple Homeschool, called Nurturing Your Child for Success. Let me know what you think.

And please notice my previous post below about interviewing Peter while he's home for Spring Break. We're taking questions and will post his answers on Friday.


Leslie said...

Good article!

Becky said...

I will begin to homeschool our 13 yr old son in the fall. We have never homeschooled. However, due to his learning style, decreasing confidence, etc.. we feel is what is best for him. Any advice or books that could help us with this transition would be greatly appreciated. We're looking forward to it, but nervous. Thank-you

Monique said...

Looking forward to the Friday post.

Chris said...

What a great metaphor - comparing a growing, learning child to a growing plant! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Jena said...

Hi Becky,

I don't seem to have a way to reach you except here in the comment section. If you want to email me at yarnsoftheheart [at] gmail [dot] com, we can talk more. There is a lot out there to help you. As you skim through my blog, you'll find resources and links to others who are homeschooling. You're in for a great adventure!!

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