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Uyboco: Books that shaped me (Part 1)
ONE of my readers wrote to me and asked me to share the books that have shaped my view of life. I scanned my shelf and plucked out certain books. I also searched through my memory for books long gone ...
From 117 days ago
WHILE under home quarantine the past week, my wife has been urging me to get up and bask in the morning sun. While I know of its benefits (Vitamin D, increase in serotonin levels, etc.) I did so grudgingly because ...
From 128 days ago
WHILE under home quarantine the past week, my wife has been urging me to get up and bask in the morning sun. While I know of its benefits (Vitamin D, increase in seratonin levels, etc.) I did so grudgingly because ...
From 132 days ago
Uyboco: Why Education Has Failed (Part 3)
HAVE you ever seen trees bent into unnatural shapes for the sake of art? If you haven’t, go google “tree shaping” to see what I mean. These are trees whose trunks or stems have been bent and shaped while they ...
From 139 days ago
Uyboco: Why education has failed (Part 2)
THE child, so full of natural curiosity and with seemingly boundless energy, is now made to go to school, to be "educated." It's funny how we use that word -- as if the child was not getting an education before ...
From 146 days ago
Uyboco: Why Education Has Failed (Part 1)
I USED to think that a good educator was someone who had undergone a lot of training, who had a massive arsenal of teaching tools and methods that can be utilized to bring to life the most boring lessons and ...
From 153 days ago
Uyboco: Identity and purpose
THE most empowering feeling a person can have is when they have found their purpose and identity. “Know thyself,” cried the ancient philosophers and this rings as true today as it did a thousand years ago. To the person who ...
From 160 days ago
Uyboco: The Freedom Academy (Part 8)
HOW is the Freedom Academy different from homeschooling and unschooling?Let’s discuss homeschooling and unschooling separately. First is homeschooling. It’s like school but you do it at home. There is usually still a curriculum which one gets from a homeschooling provider ...
From 167 days ago
Uyboco: The Freedom Academy (Part 7)
CAN kids handle this kind of freedom? Won’t there be chaos?This idea comes from a misunderstanding of freedom as being able to do whatever you want. Freedom is not just that, however, because just doing whatever you want in a ...
From 174 days ago
Uyboco: The Freedom Academy (Part 6)
IF THERE are no tests, homework or grades, how do we know if the kids are learning anything?Let me answer this with a story.Back when I was teaching at a Chinese high school, I had a student who had very ...
From 181 days ago