Re-post, updated for the benefit of any new to the blog I began on September 18th, 2013, the 89th birthday of my Aunt Hilda, who sadly passed away on March 7th, 2019 at the age of 95. She was the last of our maternal older generation, which means my brother, cousins, and myself have inherited […]
Ah, that loathsome old school staple – homework. Not exactly a favourite with kids. Or parents who have to help with it. But despite crusades against it, it’s still around. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/HISTORY-OF-HOMEWORK-3053660.php https://tinyurl.com/y4ert5pw
By now teachers should be well stocked up on this, but it has uses beyond the classroom, as well as a place in English history. https://tinyurl.com/ydwatssx
Innocent small children beginning to learn the alphabet have no idea they will later have to learn all about alphabetization, too. https://tinyurl.com/y4v3gssm
Pandemic willing, school is now back in session and some little ones have started at Montessori schools. Though very controversial at the time, her methods of teaching are still being used today. https://tinyurl.com/yyley9zg
Have a safe, socially distanced, Labour Day.