Originally Posted by andrea_r
It's turquoise and I keep changing it. :D
There's a nicer pic of me here when I added pink
I should update my avatar, but I changed the bangs again. :P
Sweet - I'm a homeschooler - been at it since 1994 and have one kid left. Critical Thinking and Logic is at the top of our list. ;)
Yeah, well, I just uploaded my avatar. As you will observe, my only option these days is a comb over (eewwwww), or a pony tail...and I cut that off a while back. I am very proudly egghead.
I am overjoyed that you "get it", and your kids will thank you in ten or 20 years, believe me. CT and Logic are essential foundational elements of building one's knowledge base (build not your house on sand); and more importantly, to become lifelong learners.
This is my mission, having been involved in the British National Curriculum for some time...and I hear it's not much better stateside. It's: Drill, Memorise, Examine & Forget. This sucks so big time...they (them) are creating generations of dummies; and I find it, as an educator, personally and spiritually unforgivable. (Cue: "Don't get me schtartad" Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night).
Well done you...we need more of us.
With you, I want to keep in touch.
BTW, I am a yank, but I've lived in Spain so long I now spell Brit...yeah, it's Spain, but lots of Brits about.
All the best, Steve
PS: Hehe, am I hijacking my own thread? ;-p