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School – A Sonnet

School - A Sonnet
I went to school full of hope and joy Who could know all there is to know? Not I Grey-haired adults my knowledge would enhance My false assumptions they would then belie. I was told to stand up against the wall They gave me a number in place of name They said I could color but dare not draw I quickly realized we were all the same. Teacher told me lies about history Indians helped through the first... 

How to get into Harvard as a Homeschooler – Agora I/O (Video)

How to get into Harvard as a Homeschooler - Agora I/O (Video)
Here is the video from my other presentation with the latest Agoro I/O conference. Skip the first 2:50. Enjoy.  Read More →

What If a Child Does Not Want to Learn (Part 1 of 2)

What If a Child Does Not Want to Learn (Part 1 of 2)
Children are natural learners – they are eager to investigate the mysteries of life and the world around them. They seek constant self-improvement on numerous levels, and as social beings they demand attention from adults and try to become a part of a grownup world. The problem with society today is that we find ways to crush children’s desires to learn, to stymie the urges of children to discover... 

Teaching Is a Privilege, Not a Burden

Teaching Is a Privilege, Not a Burden
I’ve coached biddy league basketball, little league baseball and high school football. Through mentoring I’ve helped a child from a poverty-stricken neighborhood gain admission into an elite prep school with full scholarship. Through counseling I’ve helped many students gain admission into some of the top universities in the world. But I have never formally taught before, until today. And... 
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