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In the Hebrew Bible there are several words translated teacher which can also mean everything from one who learns and teaches[1], or understands[2] to an archer[3] or even someone who scorns.[4] In the New Testament the Greek word which we see as teacher[5] is more often translated master which was a common title for a teacher centuries ago. Choose your teachers wisely because those who teach often becomes the master of generations to come.

Self Teaching

Sugata Mitra's new experiments in self-teaching

Sugata Mitra's self-teaching ~22:21 min

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England. He is best known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiment, and widely cited in works on literacy and education.

Indian education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most.

In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
http://youtu.be/zpcEpmNbHds
http://youtu.be/dk60sYrU2RU


schools kill creativity ~20:03 min

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Kenneth Robinson is an English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. He was Director of The Arts in Schools Project (1985–89), Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989–2001), and was knighted in 2003 for services to education.

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

He also explains why he homeshools and how drugs destroy the creative mind.
http://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY

Sir Ken Robinson Why I Homeschool? clip from Do schools kill creativity? ~8:41 min

Why I Homeschool?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

This a clip from Do schools kill creativity?

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http://youtu.be/_RumyGvl-vk



Sir Ken Robinson ~19 min

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
http://youtu.be/wX78iKhInsc

Homeschooling ~13 min

Homeschooling - Preparing For Life

Have you ever wondered what Homeschooling is really about?

This documentary will give you a walk through of the basics of homeschooling in less than 15 minutes!

Listen to the journey of parents and students and see their experience of homeschooling.

http://youtu.be/XdahIl7nDME


John Taylor Gatto ~1:54: min


GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL NOW!!!! John Taylor Gatto "The Scientific Management of Children"

Documentary review: on public schools, education and "IndoctriNation" http://youtu.be/1KZvOWrT9h4

John Taylor Gatto books and DVD:

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

The Underground History of American Education

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling


Local moms on homeschooling ~9:09 min

Moms on the Go: Homeschooling vs. Public school

Local moms weigh in on their decisions to homeschool or send their kids to public school.
http://youtu.be/9xaJ2u6-LOE



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Footnotes

  1. 03925 ^דמל^ lamad \@law-mad’\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 1116} AV-teach 56, learn 22, instruct 3, diligently 1, expert 1, skilful 1, teachers 1, unaccustomed + 03808 1; 86
    1) to learn. teach, exercise in
    1a) (Qal) to learn
    1b) (Piel) to teach
    1c) (Pual) to be taught, be trained
  2. 0995 ^ןיב^ biyn \@bene\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 239} AV-understand 62, understanding 32, consider 22, prudent 8, perceive 7, regard 6, discern 3, instruct 3, misc. 27; 170
    1) to discern, understand, consider
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to perceive, discern
    1a2) to understand, know (with the mind)
    1a3) to observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider
    1a4) to have discernment, insight, understanding
    1b) (Niphal) to be discerning, intelligent, discreet, have understanding
    1c) (Hiphil)
    1c1) to understand
    1c2) to cause to understand, give understanding, teach
    1d) (Hithpolel) to show oneself discerning or attentive, consider diligently
    1e) (Polel) to teach, instruct
    2) (TWOT) prudent, regard
  3. 03384 ^הרי^ yarah \@yaw-raw’\@ or (#2Ch 26:15) ^ארי^ yara’ \@yaw-raw’\@ a primitive root; v; AV-teach 42, shoot 18, archers 5, cast 5, teacher 4, rain 2, laid 1, direct 1, inform 1, instructed 1, shewed 1, shooters 1, through 1, watered 1; 84
    1) to throw, shoot, cast, pour
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to throw, cast
    1a2) to cast, lay, set
    1a3) to shoot arrows
    1a4) to throw water, rain
    1b) (Niphal) to be shot
    1c) (Hiphil)
    1c1) to throw, cast
    1c2) to shoot
    1c3) to point out, show
    1c4) to direct, teach, instruct
    1c5) to throw water, rain
  4. 03887 ^ץול^ luwts \@loots\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 1113} AV-scorner 14, scorn 4, interpreter 2, mocker 2, ambassadors 1, derision 1, mock 1, scornful 1, teachers 1; 27
    1) to scorn, make mouths at, talk arrogantly
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to boast
    1a2) to scorn
    1b) (Hiphil)
    1b1) to mock, deride
    1b2) to interpret (language)
    1b2a) interpreter (participle)
    1b2b) ambassador (fig.)
    1c) (Hithpalpel) to be inflated, scoff, act as a scorner, show oneself a mocker
  5. 1320 ~διδάσκαλος~ didaskalos \@did-as’-kal-os\@ from 1321; n m AV-Master (Jesus) 40, teacher 10, master 7, doctor 1; 58
    1) a teacher
    2) in the NT one who teaches concerning the things of God, and the duties of man
    1a) one who is fitted to teach, or thinks himself so
    1b) the teachers of the Jewish religion
    1c) of those who by their great power as teachers draw crowds around them i.e. John the Baptist, Jesus
    1d) by preeminence used of Jesus by himself, as one who showed men the way of salvation
    1e) of the apostles, and of Paul
    1f) of those who in the religious assemblies of the Christians, undertook the work of teaching, with the special assistance of the Holy Spirit
    1g) of false teachers among Christians