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what are the long term ramifications of unschooling for our kids? an editorial discussion between HEM’s editor and publisher

what are the long term ramifications of unschooling for our kids? an editorial discussion between HEM’s editor and publisher

     Barb: I’ve spent the last 30 years of my life wondering whether unschooling my kids would really make a difference in how they feel about themselves, their connection to others and society, their understanding of the human condition and what makes the world go ’round. My kids are now all grown up...
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Take a look at what’s coming up in our March-April issue!

Take a look at what’s coming up in our March-April issue!

As HEM moves into our exciting future in full support of each person – whether child, teen or adult – creating thoughtful, electric, passionate, peaceful, wild, innovative, unique, serene, exuberant, productive, caring lives … each in our own way, we invite you to take a look at a preview of what’s coming up in...
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The Sensory Deprived Education Known as School by John Taylor Gatto

The Sensory Deprived Education Known as School  by John Taylor Gatto

   Is there a close connection between isolated confinement and the horrible conditions in our public schools? I am certain there is because once my field program school was up and running, my relationships with my students became much more productive, their work inspiring enough to restore belief in the prodigious feats of George...
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Smart Technologies: Are They Making Us Less Than Human? by Michael Mendizza

Smart Technologies: Are They Making Us Less Than Human? by Michael Mendizza

To understand why I think that smart technologies are not as smart as they appear we need to share some appreciation for the fact that harmonic resonance is different from superficial sensation. We know that a mother’s emotional state directly influences the nature and quality of the body and brain developing as her unborn...
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Finding Hope in Tragedy, by Teresa Brett

Finding Hope in Tragedy, by Teresa Brett

Just as we are each reflections of the world, the world is transformed by our commitment to change. When we are on the sidelines of the kind of violence we saw in Newtown, Connecticut we try to find some way to make sense of what has happened. We ask questions and seek answers to...
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