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The Garden of Eden

I just read Anna-Marie’s last entry which may not be there anymore by the time you read this, because she has requested that her blog be deleted. She will be greatly missed. It is with a sad and heavy heart that I say goodbye. This blog will be deleted shortly. I have been wrestling with this decision, hoping that the…

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Reasoned Obedience

According to Michael Pearl, the first step in child raising is to enjoy your children. Your “right” to discipline your children extends naturally from your love for them. He is almost right in that, and if these were secualr materials, I would not bring this up. In truth, as in all relationships, the parent-child relationship begins with our relationship with…

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Hmmm…My Two Cents on “No Greater Joy.”

Oh, joy. Homeschoolblogger has been boycotted. I can’t decide what to think of this little escapade. Ambivalent is a good term…”characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes.” That is not me on most issues, but it is on this one. It started with the murder of a child. The mother used materials from the Pearl’s minsitry, No Greater…

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Extrinsic Motivation, A Myth?

Sometimes I wish I had a PhD in something so I could just say stuff and people would listen to me. Or at least quote me. Dr. Steven Reiss, for example, suggests that there really is no such thing as intrinsic motivation. This comes in response to the research coming out which suggests that extrinsic motivators, while improving performance in…

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Motivation and Self Government

It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. —Albert Einstein In my first entry on motivation,…

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