Forest of Reading Festival of Trees 2014

FOREST OF READING® FESTIVAL OF TREES™ WELCOMES THOUSANDS OF YOUNG READERS TO HARBOURFRONT CENTRE What: Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ welcomes thousands of young readers to the Harbourfront Centre site each year for two days of activities celebrating the love of reading—award ceremonies, fun workshops, book signings, cartooning duels and more! Events are the

Upcoming Home Education Conferences in Ontario

Here are the upcoming home education conferences we’re aware of for Spring 2014: Kitchener-Waterloo Christian Home Educators’ Association Kitchener April 5, 2014 www.kwchea.ca/conference.html Rideau Valley Home Educators’ Association Kanata April 26, 2014 www.rvhea.org/index.php/conference-mainmenu-43 Ontario Christian Home Educators Connection Ancaster May 2 – 3, 2014 www.ochec.org Parents Guide Homeschool Conference Barrie May 31, 2014 www.parentsguideconf.org

SNARF 2014

Are you homeschooling a child or youth with a physical or developmental disability under the age of 21? The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents is pleased to offer the 2nd Special Needs Annual Reimbursement Fund for the year 2014.  This annual funding project began March 10th 2013 to help offer support to eligible OFTP homeschooling families

Teen transitions

As the web manager for the Canadian Home Based Learning Resource Page, I somehow got put on the newsletter mailing list for TeenMentalHealth.org. [...] the main reason I’m blogging about this is to let you know of something else I discovered on the Teen Mental Health website: an online or downloadable booklet called Transitions. [...]

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“Children are people…”

“Children are people; they grow into tomorrow only as they live today.” (John Dewey)

“…try ignorance”

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” (Derek Bok)

“Imagination is more important…”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” (Albert Einstein)

“Was it time well spent?”

“The adults of today spent twenty-five hours of their young lives learning quadratic equations, with varying degrees of success. Was it time well spent?” (Philip Gammage)

“The starting point is…”

“The starting point is wonder, curiosity and the joy of discovery, which external compulsion is more likely to extinguish than ignite.” (Philip Coggin)