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Patti
Florida, USA
"I spend my days in the company of classic books and children, mine and other people's; In a wholesome, full of real life skills, artistic, hands on, imaginative, literature based, life learning environment. I am blessed everyday to see the light in children's eyes as they embrace the tools used for discovering their world . This is probably the most soulful work in the world and it brings me much joy, even after 20 years of doing it!"
Interests: Home Schooling, A Thomas Jefferson Education aka: Leadership Education, is the philosophy we follow. Sprinkled in is Charlotte Mason, Waldorf, Montessori, Classic Books & a whole bunch of Love of Learning Un-Schooling. Family, Community Based Education, Writing, Reading, Wellness, Foodie, Raw & Cultured Foods, Herbs, Aromatherapy, Walking, Self Reliance. Yoga, Dance, Art, Arts and Crafts, Clay, Music, Child Development, History, Politics
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Welcome to the 2015-2016 Family Commonwealth Home School Cooperative of the Classical Liberal Arts About 2015 Fall Semester Our learning cooperative meets every Thursday from 12:30 until 4pm at the House of Gaia Learning Center, 1660 Trade Center Way, Naples, FL 34109 http://www.houseofgaia.org/ Please arrive on time at 12:30 with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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$20.00 Material Fee: To see the nine page Powerpoint: Download The art of the Diorama-thisone - Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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FCHS-CLA Cooperative Serving Collier County has openings! 2013-2014 Love of Learner's Group Our Model: We are a fifteen year old weekly cooperative of home schooling families who are interested in incorporating the disciplines of Leadership Education into their home education model. Leadership education is dedicated to the study of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
Something to think about.... Published on Aug 28, 2012 NIA today officially released the most comprehensive documentary ever produced about higher education in the U.S. NIA's hour-long documentary called 'College Conspiracy' exposes the facts and truth about America's college education system. 'College Conspiracy' was produced over a six-month period by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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" Whole Books for Wholehearted Families "Sarah Clarkson is a wonderful example of what can happen when you raise a child on whole, living books. Not only does she love to read, but she beautifully conveys rthis passion through her writing." ~Tina Farewell, Founder, Lifetime Books & Gifts Keeping this... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Find a passion, get a mentor and let the child go for it! This fourteen year old loves the idea of computers and wanted to build his own. A summer trip to a "techy" Uncle's house turns into a dream come true. Uncle Bill pulled out all his old used... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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The greatest gift is instilling a passion for reading. Full of worldly knowledge,moral illumination and deep joy! Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Inspiring a Love for the Classics in Your Home Learning Why the classics? The Hebrew word for book is Sefer which comes from the root that means light. Hebrew is believed to be the first language full of sounds and vibrations that the Creator used to speak to us and... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Let early eduction be a sort of amusement. - Plato Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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" Thoughts from Rabbi Fishel & Ettie Chabad Center of Naples "Earlier I mentioned that there are many in this room tonight who have exemplified that bold and courageous “can-do” spirit… Among them, of course, are our very esteemed and beloved Honorees – Jerry and Patricia Cohen… You know, when... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Feature Films for Families: Family movies with family values : If you're looking for some great family movies with family values for family movie night and the Holidays, be sure to check out our new website and see what Feature Films For Families has to offer! From animated favorites to... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Williamsburg Academy: Accredited Classical High School Williamsburg Intermediate: Project Based Learning-Online Circe Institute: Classical-Cultivating Wisdom and Virtue Leadership Education Mentoring Institute: Scholar Projects Leadership Education Academy-Classical Liberal Arts: Building skills and abilities in 9-15 year olds through live, online classes. The Great Books Homeschool Program is a nursery-though-12th grade curriculum... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
No Child Left Behind... I'm sorry but it's ironic because there are MILLIONS of children being left behind!! And what about ADHD? "If you sit children at a desk for five plus hours per day doing low grade clerical work, they are going to get fidgety!" Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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If you have ever wanted an Ivy League education, here’s your chance for free! 700 free online courses from Ivy and other top-tier universities. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
5 Best Favorite Education Talks: 5 Sugata Mitra's 5 favorite education talks Education researcher and 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra founded the "Hole in the Wall" experiments. Here are 5 talks that align with his vision of education's future. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Have you discovered Fat Brain Toys? It's my favorite place to shop! Fat Brain Toys® is a retailer and developer of unique specialty toys, games, and gifts. We stock nearly 7,000 high-quality products, most shipped the same day, including: Erector Sets,Melissa & Doug, Science Projects,Games, Puzzles, and much, much more.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
"If you don't underestimate me, I won't underestimate you." ~Bob Dylan What Is School For? pdf Copied from Stop Stealing Dreams by Seth Godin TEDxYouth video and e-Book pdf. Whose dream? There’s a generational problem here, a paralyzing one. Parents were raised to have a dream for their kids—we want... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Love cannot exist without the dimension of justice. Establishing boundaries lets the other stand in the light of their actions, loving boundaries- equals true compassion; true compassion equals real love. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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The critical distinction between homeschooling & government schooling... Marshall Fritz describes homeschoolers as the "leading edge of the wedge" in the fight for educational freedom. By separating school and state, the creativity, innovation, and freedom glimmering in the homeschool movement would shine for children and families everywhere. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Hello! Wonderful Family Commonwealth School of The Classical Liberal Arts, Through the Phases of Human Development Home School Co-op People!!! The kids took on the Hobbit discussion and colloquium with gusto, and dug deep to bring it to life for their own personal learning. The insights they shared were impressive, and for some they were very deep, brave, and heartfelt. See what happens when you ask your child, "What is your ring?" Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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Having one of those days in your home school? For us it's alway's Monday's... Weekends are usually pretty busy so I learned over a decade ago to make Monday's our decompression day and to spend more time in our Family Read, just laying around talking about the book and life. Monday's became a slow, inspiring, snuggly -kind of day. “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” —Confucius Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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"We don't need another generation of kids who are really good at taking tests. We need a generation who see the tough problems out in the world as a puzzel an who have the tenacity and creative ability to solve those problems." ~~ Gever Tulley, Tinkering School Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
You’re a good mentor, but you’ve been stressing. You’ve been wishing. You’ve been trying not to get frustrated with what might have been, what could be, if you were only a better mentor. You worry about your kids not being ready for college. You worry that you’re not very good at making the most of great opportunities like discussions and simulations. You’re tempted to push, assign, delegate or ignore. Sometimes you wonder if you’re really up to this! If only you knew what great mentors know!!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring
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1913 Kipling is in the house!!! I have adored this collection that was once my favorite History & English teacher uncle's. When he passed away in 1993, my parents took ownership of the collection. The volumes were placed in my Uncle's b ook case in a hall outside the room... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Patti's Homeschool Mentoring