I thought about buying some French sneakers.
Blogs will do that to you.
But then you realize they are really just basic slip on sneakers
like you can find hanging on the big peg board shoe wall at Target.
And because you are super cheap.
You decide that if you can get them at Target...
they are already over being cutting edge
and you might as well not even buy them.
French or not.
I also read a lot about living in the Congo.
And helicopter parenting.
Why Finland is on the cutting edge of education.
(and if it really applies)
I read an article likening the educational philosophy and opportunity
(and scores) to US private schools.
I guess that does resonate with me,
having both been to private schools (and public)
and sent my children to both, as well.
I'm currently watching THIS documentary...
And I'm taken with how much Baby's charter school is pretty much
a dead ringer for the Finnish educational system.
(although admittedly I'm only 10 minutes in...)
Small class size, small school, staying with your teacher for multiple years, integrated science & art, highly trained and specialized teachers (they all have graduate degrees), teacher developed curriculum (which, yes, does meet Common Core standards). Community focus. The whole Finnish gamut is pretty much represented there.
I don't know about you all,
but I find educational theory to be very interesting.
And outside of the whole Finnish comparison,
I've been feeling pretty good about the school (and getting Kid in there, too)
after I realized that about 25% of the parents are education professors.
That's a pretty good vote of confidence.
Another 25% are chefs.
I'm not sure what that says.
Or why, considering that fact, I was the one who made the bread?
Living in the Congo
the story of Finland
A bathing suit I would buy... too bad it's a million dollars. I'll go see if they have something similar at Target ;)
Geez I was online a lot today. You know what I wasn't doing?
But I always say it's better to have an interesting mind than a clean house.
Plus, I cleaned the toilets yesterday.
So we're good.
I did still workout, pay bills, drive 10 miles per hour during our