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Theresa's Discussions

I need a tagline!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Woldstad Aug 10, 2011. 16 Replies

Clutter busting business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theresa Aug 20, 2010. 11 Replies


The Mother Lode- Putting the fun in dysFUNction!

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Jake Woldstad replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"I'll probably post a couple ideas as I think of them. We're right along with you. Not quite unschoolers, but definitely not school-at-homers, either.   Free Range Education - Learning through living."
Aug 10, 2011

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Bryan Hart replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"Building off the idea of "fences" what about "schoolyard" or "cage," or (as my school resembled in Memphis, TN) "Prison." Some ideas: Free Range Education: Out of the Schoolyard, Learning out of the…"
Aug 10, 2011
James Derflinger replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"Free Range Education: Education without the fences of traditional education"
Aug 10, 2011
Kathleen Jaffe replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"Theresa, How about: Free Range Education - free of outdated textbooks, free of rote learning, and completely organic   On another note: you and I need to talk at some point, because what I'm working on would dovetail nicely with your…"
Aug 10, 2011
Jay Veal replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"Free Range Education: Learning Without Fences Free Range Education: Learning Beyond Fences"
Aug 10, 2011
Lee Smith, Dr.DIY replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"Free Range Education: Make it So. Free Range Education: Giving it All You've Got! Free Range Education: Dilithium Powered Free Range Education: Resistance is Futile. Free Range Education: Assimilation is NOT Education. Free Range Education:…"
Aug 9, 2011
Lee Smith, Dr.DIY replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"Free Range Education: Re-Think.  Liberate.  Individualize.  Engage."
Aug 9, 2011
Michael Wade replied to Theresa's discussion I need a tagline!
"Theresa, the tagline for a service such as this, would exist to "flesh out" or further explain the name (since the name is new and folks aren't overly familiar with it). As such, if you could give us some more info on Free Range…"
Aug 9, 2011

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Theresa's Blog

Is “I hate school” training for “I hate my job?”

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 8:04am 4 Comments

Do you know someone who hates their job?   You probably do.  I spoke with one over the weekend.  My young friend, a college graduate, hates her job.  At 25, she feels trapped and overwhelmed.  But yet she trudges off to her job to earn her very modest income because she has student loan debt.  Her dreams will have to be put on hold.  That is, if she can keep them alive. She comes home from her job each day so exhausted, she has no energy to look for other opportunities.  Or to create one for…


Alternatives to public school

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 9:57am 1 Comment

Are you looking for alternatives to public school?  You are not alone.  As I mentioned yesterday, there is a groundswell of voices crying out for better options in education.  Here’s some you may wish to consider:

Public Charter Schools- Contrary to the shrill voices of opposition, these are NOT private schools funded by tax dollars.  They are PUBLIC schools and receive tax dollars just like any other public school.  The difference is they are governed by an…


Great new opportunites in education

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 9:27am 0 Comments

There is a ground swell crying for reform in education.  With movies like “Waiting for Superman,” and “The Race to Nowhere,” the dialog concerning the plight of our public schools is picking up daily.

New developments neuroscience and understanding how the human brain is wired for learning opens new worlds to how we approach education.

Experts like…


Are we educating our kids...or brainwashing them?

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 11:38am 0 Comments

brainwash  (ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ) — vb( tr ) to effect a radical change in the ideas and beliefs of (a person),

Is this not what is happening in our schools on a daily basis?  Moral neutrality, Outcome based education, Standardized testing, these are just a few of the tools being used daily to brainwash, er, effect a radical change in the ideas and beliefs of our children.

Consider a quote that hearkens back to 1902 from the newly formed General…


Finding the right tool in education

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

As I write this, I am listening to a flooring guy scrape the subfloor of our kitchen in preparation to lay new vinyl.  We tried to get as much done as we could in advance to keep our costs down but I’m left to wonder if we really did save money.

The time, the frustration and the apparent futility of our work…even with a rented tool was not nearly as fruitful as what I’m hearing this guy accomplish…because he has the right tools.

As we get older, we realize with increasing…


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At 4:42am on May 10, 2011,
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Joel Boggess

Hi Theresa,


Yes... God has blessed us incredibly. And the updates and things we've been making have helped our visibility.


If you went to the website Monday or Sunday. It has been completely overhauled.


You are invited to comment on any or all of the blog, podcasts, or video clips. Since we had to transfer to our new site. There aren't really any comments.


Thank you for posting your blog.


All the best.

At 1:55pm on October 1, 2010,
Group Leader
Sutton Parks
whoowhoo! That is wonderful! Thank you for the good news and encouragement Theresa!
At 8:07am on September 13, 2010,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
Hi Theresa,

Deb is one of my favorite people. You guys in AZ now?
At 8:07pm on June 3, 2010, Kathy said…

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

At 12:03pm on May 6, 2010, anita foss said…
Thanks, Theresa. I do so enjoy your perspective! :)
At 7:46pm on April 30, 2010,
Group Leader
Jason Garey
P.S. Typo. I meant to say "I sure appreciate your concern". :O)
At 7:44pm on April 30, 2010,
Group Leader
Jason Garey
Hi Theresa. Boy, I sure your concern. It's true, I haven't spent as much time on the site lately. Mainly, it's been my wife having gone through neck surgery whilst being 16 weeks pregnant with our 5th. She's been pretty immobile for the past 3 months and over the next year it's gonna be all about baby. So, needless to say, my time has been split up much differently than before all this came. I hope to ease back in soon. I'm also working on a couple of ideas in my "spare" time. Music has always been a huge part of me, so I've been playing my horn a lot more...wanting to do my own thing...Sax A la Carte, as it were. :) The other is the whole bee thing. I really beelieve (pun intended) it to be an entertaining way to put my heart out there. Yeah, so all that with three boys in the house and a full-time job really challenges me to stay sane. Staying plugged in to the Lord is more important than ever at this point..for all of us really. My middle son and I are the only two believers in the house (long story). I hope you and yours are doing well. For what it's worth, I read your blog when I can. You're terrific, T. God bless. Talk soon. Jas
At 3:59pm on April 26, 2010, DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree said…
Hi Theresa,
I am so laughing......you have no idea how ignorant I am at this and you make it sound so easy. I have never done a blog nor a forum, needless to say I'm not real sure of myself or know where to start. But I'm game to learn.
I learned something wonderful that weekend with Brad, Wayne, and you; Papa God is quite capable of getting me where I need to be when I need to be there. I know that sounds simple but this is coming from the queen of figuring it out, just letting everything unfold with out helping was a foreign concept to me. It's also a whole lot less stressful to boot....lol. Thanks for being a part of what Papa God is doing in me!!
At 10:14pm on March 18, 2010, DOUGLAS COLLIER said…
Theresa, maybe we could use some background music on the "Flung Shui" blog post. I can't get out of my head the image of you attacking that washer and "Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting" playing in the background.
At 11:08am on February 1, 2010, Matthew Casteel said…
Thanks Theresa. I appreciate it. Please enjoy.

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