Those of you who have been following my education blogs for the past few months are aware that I’ve been authoring a book on education. Today it was released on our site, at www.StepsEd.com. It’s called POOR CHEATED LITTLE JOHNNY.
The book spells out what education is, what it could be, how it’s gone wrong, and it provides many methods to provide a student a vastly superior education, particularly for homeschool. The book also takes apart the problems with schools private and public, and how they might be made to actually work. The book is the result of over 35 years, and over 20,000 hours as spent as an educator in public and private schools, at the University level, and in private workshops. I think you may find many of the ideas presented startling. I recommend strongly the complete elimination of grades, grade levels, classrooms, homework, and many other “standard” tools that we’ve been conned into using for decades. I recommend better methods and tools to replace them, a thorough system far more oriented to the needs of the individual child. The book goes far beyond theory, into day-to-day “how to”. I think you’ll find it of great use if you are an educator of any kind, and particularly if you’re homeschooling.
You can read a sample chapter, find out far more about the book, and even watch a free video about it at www.StepsEd.com