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Is Home Education the Ultimate “Flipped Classroom”?

In “How A Flipped Classroom Actually Works“, a teacher describes her implementation of the Khan Academy-inspired “flipped classroom” model of instruction. The infographic that accompanies the article is one that’s been making the rounds since Khan’s TED video began circulation. The question that has been on my mind since then is this: Is home education […]

Notable Quotable: Albert Einstein

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

Notable Quotable: Isaac Asimov

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. — Isaac Asimov Related articles Isaac Asimov on Education and Our Robot Overlords (Video) (

Notable Quotable: Gustave Flaubert

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. — Gustave Flaubert Gustave Flaubert (French pronunciation: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]) (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous […]

Reality Gaming: A gateway to the minds of kids who love video games

Beginning as of two days ago, we’re trying a new (to us) experiment in our little academy. I like to call it “reality gaming” and it goes something like this: Each day, my wife and/or I come up with between four and five questions, brain teasers, and thought experiments. The subjects cover social science, language […]

Notable Quotable: Dr. Seuss

The wonder of the seed is not what it actually is but what it can become. — Dr. Seuss Related articles The “Seuss” in Dr. Seuss is Supposed to Be Pronounced “Zoice” ( How Theodore Geisel Came Up with the Pen Name “Dr. Seuss” ( “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” ( Dr. Seuss Fabric […]

Home Education: Transparency or Bust!

Home Education: Transparency or Bust!

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Little Seeds Academy blog.  As the “principal” of this learning academy, I plan to provide vision and leadership articles here, as well as practical, day-to-day, love of learning pieces in hopes of helping other home educators on their journeys. Another purpose of this blog is to increase transparency into […]