Annie Holmquist's Blog

Annie Holmquist's Blog

Is Sewing an Important Skill for Kids to Learn?

Many might say that in the heavily modernized society we live in today, crafts such as sewing really are unnecessary to teach in schools, particularly since one can go to the store and slap down a few bucks for a piece of clothing.

Chores in School? Why, Yes!

"It's Monday, 8 a.m., and these teens have already mucked stalls in the barn and fed the goats, alpacas and miniature cows."

These 2016 Suspensions Show a Lack of Common Sense in our Schools

In recent years, the rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for … interesting incidents.

PC sends ‘A Christmas Carol’ Out the School Door

It began when the school received complaints about the line ‘God bless us, everyone.’
 

Home-building: A Practical High School Course?

Certain high schools – spanning from Massachusetts to Minnesota to Idaho – have recently been giving their students a crash course in building houses.

Do Schools Keep Students from Learning Too Much?

Will these simplifications only serve to pull our children down to the lowest levels of intelligence?

Schools Aren't Teaching Rational Discourse

Is it time we considered reinstating the study of logic in today’s schools in order to restore rational discourse in the nation?

Psychologist on Getting Kids to Read

Here are 8 tips. 

Why Was Laura Ingalls a Good Writer?

They should teach these more in schools.

High School Reading Lists: Now vs. Then

High school graduates: not as smart as they used to be?