For Educators

Here is a GREAT resource for US Founding Documents and educators' classroom tools:

This site .........................
one of the most comprehensive private resources EVER! 
on the WWW.  From this site one can research our founding documents, military and public libraries, the humanities, economic studies, mathematics, survival, astronomy, judicial law, images from world libraries....another valuable Endless Resource for your use.  Explore the links chart on the site....for hours and hours.

Qui docet, discit
"He who teaches, learns." 
Maximilian Montessori Academy is a private school, founded in 1988 and serving Owensboro and the surrounding area. We educate children from “pre-school” through the completion of the high school years. Our school is pleased to be an outstanding source of schooling for local families and gladly shares in the goal of all schools: to provide children with the best education we possibly can. We offer a small, carefully designed environment, which provides some features that cannot conveniently be offered in the more traditional settings.
Because we emphasize individualized education, all children progress as rapidly as their capacities make possible. No child is ever held back to the average level of the class or to arbitrary standards expected of a particular age or grade; likewise a child who encounters a difficulty in learning will be given ample time and additional instruction to accomplish mastery. Naturally the concept of grade placement is meaningless in such an environment, except in its original sense of number of years in school. Indeed, Maximilian Montessori Academy has children of widely varying ages together in the same class, a lifelike setting that has both social and academic advantages.

The Lancasterian Monitorial System of Education

 Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838) led a movement to establish schools that used what he called the Monitorial System, sometimes called the "Lancasterian" or "Lancastrian" System, in which more advanced students taught less advanced ones, enabling a small number of adult masters to educate large numbers of students at low cost in basic and often advanced skills. From about 1798 to 1830 it was highly influential, but was displaced by the "modern" system of grouping students into age groups taught using the lecture method, led by such educators as Horace Mann, and later inspired by the assembly-line methods of Frederick Taylor, although Lancaster's methods continue to be used and rediscovered today. Problems with the "modern" methods and the effects of the use of them are encouraging concerned persons to re-examine such earlier methods as those of Lancaster and adapt them to the current educational environment. Some of the documents which discuss the method and its use are now presented here.

The human brain should be used for processing, not storage.
—Thomas A. Kelly, Ph.D.

-The following is an excerpt taken from the book "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, a chronological paper trail" by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt.  Now out of print, I feel it is one of the most essential books of our time for an educator.  The book exposes the current education system as it is...a programing machine for the induction of laborers into a corporate run working class system.  This book is still available by Amazon [on my favorites list on the home page] and by some resellers on
"A RESOLUTION WAS PASSED BY THE NORMAL SCHOOL SECTION OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION at its annual meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota in the year 1914. An excerpt
We view with alarm the activity of the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations—agencies not in any way responsible to the people—in their efforts to control the policies of our State educational institutions, to fashion after their conception and to standardize our courses of study, and to surround the institutions with conditions which menace true academic freedom and defeat the primary purpose of democracy as heretofore preserved inviolate in our common schools, normal schools, and universities.
An in-depth understanding of the deplorable situation found in our nation’s schools today is impossible without an understanding of the redefinition in the above statements. Education in the twenty-first century will, for the majority of youth, be workforce training. Thus, the need for Pavlovian/Skinnerian methodology based on operant conditioning which, in essence, is at the heart of the above dehumanizing definition of education. This “sowing of the seeds” through redefinition will reap the death of traditional, liberal arts education through the advent of mastery learning, outcome-based
education, and direct instruction—all of which will be performance-based and behaviorist."

The ADHD Scam and the Mass Drugging of Schoolchildren

(NaturalNews) Today I am bringing you news from the world of ADHD, because scientists claim they have found a difference in the brains of children with ADHD versus "normal" children. The brains of these children who have been diagnosed with ADHD were scanned with an MRI machine. They compared 40,000 different points in their brains looking for signs of thickness in the brain tissue.

They discovered that the brains of children diagnosed with ADHD were a little behind schedule in growing. Yes, you heard that right. They said they are about three years behind the brains of other children. Everything else was normal. They said if they wait three years those children will catch up and turn out just fine.


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