Three Noteworthy Home Education Posts

I would like to draw your attention to a few articles that I’ve been reading recently.

1. How To Draw Comments by Home School Dad

Picture of a troll under a bridge.

Trolls should stay under the bridge where they belong. Photo credit: photogirl7.1

The first post caught my attention with its unique title: Six Simple rules on How to get 50 or more comments on your post about home education. The more I thought about this post the more it reminded me of the phenemenon of the troll. My first experiences with trolls came back in the days of usenet.

As the old saying goes the more things change the more they stay the same. Trolls are sure to adapt to new platforms. Home School Dad provided and interesting post mortem on some misguided critics. Unfortunately, by giving them more attention, it broke the first rule of dealing with trolls:

Don’t Feed The Troll

2. Bent Leather From Sage Parnassus

This post from Sage Parnassus about being well read has an intriguing title as well: Bent Leather, Part 1. You’ll have to read the post to find out what bent leather refers to. Be sure to check out the follow up post as well: Bent Leather, Part 2.

3. John Taylor Gatto On Socialization From Parent At The Helm

Finally, Parent At The Helm posts an answer from John Taylor Gatto about socialization. John Taylor Gatto has been an inspiration. He demonstrates his skill as a writer in his response. Of course, socialization is a topic that comes up frequently in discussions about home education.

2 thoughts on “Three Noteworthy Home Education Posts

  1. Nancy

    Thanks for mentioning my posts on bent leather! I dare say that featuring others’ blogs is yet another way to get more traffic and comments (maybe!). I always wonder about this, as I am not writing to necessarily garner traffic (although I am thrilled when I there is lots of activity), make money (maybe someday, but I just don’t care for advertising), or get lots of comments (although it’s so nice to know people are reading your posts!). My blog is new and I’m still learning the ropes. I write because I want to and because of the encouragement to do so from others.
    Interesting links!

    Ring true,

  2. Dan Post author


    The great thing about the internet is that it lets you connect with people that have similar interests. A great way to do that is through links. If someone shares an interest in what I’m writing about they might also be interested in what I’m reading about. I had never heard about Charlotte Mason before reading your articles. Now I am considering reading some of her work.

    Thanks for your comment.

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