Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer


As you may have guessed, the kids are out of school, I’m mostly not at work, and this blog has gone into summer mode. I’ve used the onset of summer as an excuse to go on something of a holiday from the blogosphere (well, almost), and I can report that life goes on quite happily. (When necessary, I remind myself of this cartoon.)

I’ll still be posting once in a while, but I won’t be keeping up my usual pace. In the meantime, check out this post by northTOmom, which I wish I had written myself, on the mindlessness of what passes for “school spirit.” Or this article by Anne Marie Slaughter. Or FedUpMom’s ongoing account of her temporary experience with unschooling as her family is on an extended trip.

(One of my summer projects is to digitize our old family photos. The one above is of me with my best friend Maria in the summer of 1969, before either of us had started school. Happy times!)
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4 comments:

northTOmom said...

Thanks Chris. I hope you have a wonderful summer. (Great photo, by the way! I look forward to seeing more of your newly digitized pix if you choose to share them with us.)

Chris said...

Thanks, NorthTOmom. You too. I don't know about posting more pictures, though -- they quickly get much more embarrassing . . .

FedUpMom said...

Chris -- have you read this book? The title reminded me of you!

Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child's Education

Chris said...

Thanks, FedUpMom -- I've never read that book, but I remember reading about the Moores when I was reading books about homeschooling and unschooling when my kids were younger. I remember thinking that their ideas made a lot of intuitive sense to me -- I'm sure that reading about them influenced some of my own thinking about school.