home educated

Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) was an industrial and environmental chemist who laid the foundations for the discipline of home economics during the nineteenth century. She advocated the application of science to the home, and was the first to apply chemistry to the study of nutrition.

In 1870, she became the first woman ever admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in fact to any school of science and technology in the United States. She later went on to become the first female instructor at the institute. She argued extensively for the rights of women to higher education, and was one of the founders of the American Association of University Women.

“Was it possible I had been hired not to enlarge children’s power, but to diminish it? That seemed crazy on the face of it, but slowly I began to realize that the bells and the confinement, the crazy sequences, the age segregation, the lack of privacy, the constant surveillance, and all the rest of the national curriculum of schooling were designed exactly as if someone had set out to prevent children from learning how to think and act, to coax them into addiction and dependent behavior." 

-John Taylor Gatto

Voice Aggravated Teacher
  • Student 1: What happened over your Winter Break, Mr. [X]?
  • Me: Well, I went back home to see the folks for a while, but I can only stand them for a few days and then I'm done
  • Students: SAME!
  • Me: And then my girlfriend got me a Google Home, and I spent the rest of my winter break just yelling out questions into the air and honestly, I kind of get why you kids do it all the time without even saying my name first.
  • Student 2: Did you tell us about your Christmas just so you could roast us?
  • Me: I did, and thanks for playing.

This is Selenite! It is named after the Greek word “Selene,” which means moon. It has a moonlike glow when polished. This is one of those special few in the crystal realm that doesn’t require charging. 

Selenite has such a cool property in that it can be used to cleanse your other crystals and stones! Awesome! Just lay the crystals in need of cleansing on top or touching a piece of Selenite for about 15-30 minutes and let this gorgeous crystal clear them! It’s able to do this because of its unique ability to clear blockages or pathways of energy.

Selenite vibrates with a rather high energy. This makes is a great stone for the mind! Some of the lore states that if you and your partner are fighting, exchanging a Selenite stone will bring peace to the relationship.

And lastly, this interesting healing stone is a very powerful protection talisman. It is said to protect the wearer from outside dangers and protect the home when placed in a prominent location.

This particular piece is available here.

Buongiorno ragazzi, spero abbiate passato una buona domenica! Ma oggi è lunedì e per vostra sfortuna, c'è la mia parola del giorno: “Cambiamento”. Scrisse alla lavagna.

Chi di voi mi sa dire che cosa significa questo vocabolo?

Ovviamente io prof. Alzò la mano la prima della classe. Cambiamento, ovvero, situazione o avvicendamento che riguarda in tutto o in parte la sostanza, l'aspetto di qualcosa o di qualcuno. Disse soddisfatta la ragazza.

Questa è sicuramente la definizione esatta del termine, ma io volevo qualcosa di più profondo, di più poetico.. Continuò l'insegnate.
Bartolo, caro mio Bartolo, mi dica. Che cos'è per lei il cambiamento?

Guardi prof, io sarò così intenso da riuscire a dirle cosa non è un cambiamento! Lei e le sue teorie ogni lunedì. Non cambia assolutamente nulla, espone la parola, ognuno dice la sua, ma rimane il solito lunedì asfissiante.

Bene Bartolo, dopo questo minuto di gloria per i sorrisi dei tuoi compagni, riusciresti a dirmi cos'è il cambiamento?

Prof, ma cosa vuole che le dica? Nulla cambia, non esiste questo termine nella vita reale.

Continua. Rispose il professore.

Io ho sempre delle aspettative troppo alte.. disse il ragazzo. Ma vengo deluso tutte le volte. E lo sa perché? Perché rimango con la speranza che un giorno qualcosa cambi..

Si alzò in piedi e mostrò le nocche.

Vede queste lesioni prof? C'è una ragione perché sono diventate così e no,non sono dovute a delle risse.

Vuole sapere perché ci sono? Perché anch'io mi affidavo come lei al cambiamento.

Perché quando mio padre abbandonò mia madre con un bambino in grembo, lui le disse “sono questo.”, perché quando all'età di 10 anni mia madre si ammalò di cancro, il dottore disse “Si riprenderà.” Perchè quando andavo ogni giorno in ospedale, lei mi ripetava “Si risolverà tutto.” Perché quando morì al mio diciottesimo compleanno, mi dissero “la vita andrà meglio”. Perché quando mi beccarono a rubare del cibo, mi dissero “non sei più il ragazzo di un tempo.” Perchè quando andai in prigione per la prima volta, mi dissero “questo posto ti cambierà”. Perché quando uscii da lì, i miei amici mi dissero “cambieremo le cose”. E sa come è andata a finire prof? Che io vado a lavorare ogni giorno dopo la scuola in un vecchio fabbricato, per costruire la casa che avrebbe voluto mia madre.

Ma sa prof? Non è cambiato nulla, perché lei non c'è, il posto è in frantumi, io sono solo, non ho un centesimo e vivo di speranza, quella che tutti mi dicono di avere ma che nessuno mi dimostra mai che funzioni. L'unica cosa che mi rimane è l’ autocontrollo, che cresce sulla mia pelle come corteccia. Forse il cambiamento esiste, dentro di noi, ma nulla lì fuori cambierà mai.


We succeeded in taking that picture, and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there – on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

[…] To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

- Carl Sagan (died: 20 December 1996)

AP Biology unit 5 test tomorrow time to cram it
A lot of people seem to favor Biology over Chemistry but strangely, I seem to be an exception
Chemistry is my life
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Hi, lovelies! ^^

So, today, I decided to make a masterpost for studying with your notes - how to take notes, how to make your notes more colorful, brighter and how to learn something from them <3 This is my first masterpost, so I am sorry, if it won’t be as great, as are other’s… ^^ 

 ~ People who inspired me and I love their blogs <3 : @academla , @elkstudies @theorganisedstudent , @scribblednotesincoats , @hayley-studies … thank you!


Taking notes in class, so you can study with them at home:

  • The most important thing is to listen to your teacher, when she/he is talking about subject matter/theme of class. Either your teacher does or doesn’t give you notes - write everything important, everything you found interesting and everything you think you should use in life, in studying for exams or other subjects.
  • Give up on colors & aesthetic. Try to get as much informations as possible. 
  • Don’t be afraid or shy - I know it is hard - but, ask about anything you don’t understand, maybe several times if you need. Don’t forget to write down explanation!
  • If your teacher give you notes - make sure you wrote down everything that is written on the board.
  • Don’t just “I will memorize this, I don’t need to write it down.” Write. It. Down. Even things you knew or learned years ago.

Studying with notes at home (or anywhere, where you feel comfortable):

  • You will need much more than notes you wrote in the class.
  • Take a textbook, student’s book or anything where you learn from at school and what matches the subject matter. (If you don’t have one from school, look down ^^)
  • Either you have or don’t have a text/student’s book do a research on the web (try also different sites than wikipedia, use from several choices of key words and the Ctrl+F might be helpful) or in the library/internet book store/kindle/iBooks (find your own textbook ^^).
  • Write down everything important you found - take notes like you are in class again.
  • Read the whole text about subject matter, if you have your textbook. Or read what you have found on the web.
  • Read it again.
  • And once again.
  • Complete the notes you took when you first saw your researched text with thing that are new for you.
  • Take the notes from class. Take the notes from research. Take a blank page. They are a mess, aren’t they?
  • Rewrite your notes to a blank paper/to your notebook both together, the ones from class and the ones from research, so they will give you a real subject matter. Like it is a story line. Only with one color for now.
  • Now, take your highlighters, color pens, gel pens, sparkles, glitters, sticky notes, anything colorful. Make it aesthetic.
  • Read your notes again, while you are making them beautiful.
  • Use a color coding, if you need.
  • Now, look at your notes. You like them, don’t you? ^^ I know you do.
  • Read the research and text book again.
  • Read the notes.

Congratulations! You did it! You are ready for your exam!

And if you feel like you still don’t know it, try to make another research, or read your notes and texts again. It will help <3

So, that’s it! I hope you like it!

Love to y'all, Simme <3

Fitrah Sexualitas

Tentang parenting anak…
*Euis K Pembina Kliknik Nikah Surabaya

Masih terngiang2 kata bapak baik hati yg mengantar kami ke stasiun tawang tempo hari…
“Mumpung anak masih kecil, jangan sampai salah seperti saya ya.
Anak pertama usia 22 thn hafal 18 juz.
Anak kedua dan ketiga semua hafidz dan hafidzah.
Tuntas 30 juz.
Tapi …
saya sedih karena untuk sholat saja mereka masih diingatkan dan disuruh. Saya menangis saat saya baru sadar bahwa ada yg terlewat kala itu.
Fitrah keimanan (dibahas saat workshop) yg harusnya ditanam di 7 tahun pertama hidupnya ternyata lupa saya kawal lebih ketat dan belum tuntas. Dan sekarang kami harus "restart” dari awal untuk mengulang proses yg terlewat".
Hmm,,,Jazakumullah khairan katsira nasehat berharganya pak,,,
Satu hal lagi yg saya dapat saat mengikuti worshop home education based fitrah and tallent di semarang bbrp waktu lalu bersama ust harry.
Didiklah anak sesuai fitrah.
Fitrah apa?
Ada bbrp fitrah.
Diantaranya fitrah iman, fitrah belajar, fitrah bakat dan fitrah seksualitas.
Fitrah seksualitas?
Wow, , ,
gimana itu?
Mendidik anak sesuai fitrah seksualitas artinya mengenalkan anak bagaimana bersikap, berpikir, dan merasa seperti gendernya.
Jika ia anak perempuan, maka kita bangkitkan fitrah seksulitasnya sbg perempuan.
Jika ia laki2, maka kita bangunkan fitrah seksualitasnya sebagai laki2.
Pertanyaan berikutnya yg muncul, bagaimana tekhnis membangkitkan fitrah seksualitas ini ?
Ada beberapa tahap yg perlu kita kawal di tiap fasenya.
Usia 0 - 2 tahun
Pada usia ini anak harus dekat dengan bundanya.
Pendidikan tauhid pertama adalah menyusui anak sampai 2 tahun.
Menyusui, bukan memberi asi.
Langsung disusui tanpa pumping dan tanpa disambi pegang hp.
Usia 3 - 6 tahun
Pada usia ini anak harus dekat dengan kedua orang tuanya.
Dekat dengan bundanya, juga dekat dengan ayahnya.
Perbanyak aktivitas bersama.
Usia 7 - 10 tahun
Pada usia ini dekatkan anak sesuai gendernya.
Jika anak laki2, maka dekatkan dengan ayahnya.
Ajak anak beraktifitas yg menonjolkan sisi ke-maskulin-annya.
Nyuci motor, akrab dg alat2 pertukangan, dsb.
Jika anak perempuan, maka dekatkan dengan bundanya.
Libatkan anak dalam aktifitas yg menonjolkan ke-feminin-annya.
Stop katering dan banyak utak atik di dapur bersama anak, melibatkan saat bersih2 rumah, menjahit dsb.
Usia 11 - 14 tahun
Usia ini sudah masuk tahap pre aqil baligh akhir dan pada usia ini mulailah switch/menukar kedekatan.
Lintas gender.
Jika anak laki2, maka dekatkan pada bundanya.
Jika anak perempuan, maka dekatkan pada ayahnya.
Ada sebuah riset yg menunjukkan jika seorang anak perempuan tidak dekat dengan ayahnya pada fase ini maka data menunjukkan anak tsb 6x lebih rentan akan ditiduri oleh laki2 lain.
Di sebuah artikel parenting, dulu saya juga menemukan hal senada.
Jika tdk dekat dg ayahnya, maka anak perempuan akan mudah terpikat dengan laki2 yg menawarkan perhatian dan cinta meski hanya untuk kepuasan dan mengambil keuntungan semata.
Logis juga sih.
Saat ada laki2 yg memuji kecantikannya, mungkin ananda gak gampang silau krn ada ayahnya yg lebih sering memujinya.
Kalau ada laki2 yg memberikan hadiah, ananda tak akan gampang klepek2 krn ada ayahnya yg lbh dulu mencurahkan perhatian dan memberi hadiah.
Pada fase ini jika anak perempuan harus dekat dg ayahnya, maka sebaliknya, anak laki2 harus dekat dengan bundanya.
Efek yg sangat mungkin muncul jika tahap ini terlewat, maka anak laki2 punya potensi lebih besar untuk jadi suami yg kasar, playboy, dan tidak memahami perempuan.
Ada yang tanya, lho kalau ortunya bercerai atau LDR bagaimana?
Hadirkan sosok lain sesuai gender yg dibutuhkan.
Misal saat ia tak punya ayah, maka cari laki2 lain yg bs menjadi sosok ayah pengganti.
Bisa kakek, atau paman.
Sama dengan rasulullah.
Meskipun tak punya ayah dan ibu, tapi rasulullah tak pernah kehilangan sosok ayah dan ibu.
Ada kakek dan pamannya.
Ada nenek, bibi dan ibu susunya.
Fase berikutnya setelah 14 thn bagaimana? Sudah tuntas. Krn jumhur ulama sepakat usia 15 thn adalah usia aqil baligh.
Artinya anak kita sudah “bukan” anak kita lagi.
Ia telah menjelma menjadi orang lain yg sepadan dengan kita.
Maka fokus dan bersabarlah mendampingi anak2, karna kita hanya punya waktu 14thn saja.
Saling mengingatkan, saling menguatkan, saling mendoakan ya teman2.
Moga allah mampukan dan bisa mempertanggungjawabkan amanah ini kelak di hari penghitungan..
Selamat berkumpul dan merajut cinta bersama keluarga.
Apapun keadaannya, jangan lupa bersyukur dan bahagia ya..

anonymous asked:

I hate being homeschooled it's so boring

I’m sorry to hear that :(…when homeschooling, it’s very easy to fall into anti-social behavior. I’m not gonna lie. It’s easy to stay at home all day and do nothing but binge watch tv shows and abuse Netflix. As a result, it’s even easier to fall into a “I’m so lonely, I have nothing to do with my life, what’s the point of getting up” type funk. (And I’m sure we’ve ALL been there.) That’s why, as homeschoolers, we have to make a little extra effort to get out there. 

A few solutions (off the top of my head) are:

1) Check your local community center- they usually have programs going on and you might find something you like.

2) Sign up for a weird class….just do it. Crocheting, cake decorating (actually I’ve this class before and I started hating cake so maybe don’t do this one lol), archery, chess…heck learn to shoot a gun! Whatever it is your interested in, find a class and join it. (Helpful hint: If you’re looking to make friends in these classes, aim for ones that would interest more of your age group. Ex: most teens won’t be in a crocheting class,ya feel?)

3) Sports! If you like one, join one. You can also do it through regular schools if you want.

Bottom line, the main cure to being bored is to just make sure you get out the house every once in a while. Even if you don’t find a sport, class, or hobby that you want to do- just go out. Go to a local cafe or Starbucks, library, popular park. Trust me- it’ll make you feel a lot better to just leave the confines of your home everyday. (Plus you never know who you could meet or what you could see!)