Thursday, December 31, 2009

Turning Down Sweets

Another shocking but true tale of children turning down sweets:
http://sandradodd.com/eating/sweets
Nancy, righthand column.
That's one of the coolest pages on the site.

Kate O'Mara's review of my Big Book of Unschooling
http://whenkateblogs.blogspot.com/2010/01/sandra-dodds-big-book-of-unschooling.html

I've changed the index page of my site, a bit. Newer photos; more than one. Better link to the books.
http://sandradodd.com/

There's a new link on the TV page:
http://sandradodd.com/tv
(to Is "I Love Lucy" Educational? by Jan Hunt, The Natural Child Project)

The Santa Fe Unschooling Symposium was really fun, and tiring. There are photos here, and might be more eventually:
http://santafeunschoolingsymposium.blogspot.com/
Kirby took that photo of me (top right) there.

Two things not fully about unschooling, but I can justify listing them:

More on the letter David Bowie wrote me in 1967, including a bit about Holly (which she considers to be a misquote or a bad angle on what she said:
http://sandradodd.com/bowieletter

and an interesting connection (small-world shock) about my little pump organ:
http://sandradodd.com/organ
(a block of notes near the bottom)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Choicemaking, WoW, Vegetarians and Vampires



Pam Sorooshian's clear explanation of learning to make better choices:
http://sandradodd.com/betterchoice

Something new on World of Warcraft:
http://sandradodd.com/game/wow

New on the Monkey Platter page: Vampire monkey platter, and Robin Yaeger's beautiful vegetarian platter:
http://sandradodd.com/eating/monkeyplatter

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Outside Links and inside news

My site is linked and I'm quoted in an article which I think is in Chinese, with the English line by line. Leo Babauta:教育需要彻底改变"
http://fanyi.edu2do.org/page/2
If someone can read that enough to leave a note below about whether the site is more about education or economics or what, and to confirm that it's Chinese and maybe let us know where it's from, that would be interesting and useful!


And so from that I found the original they were translating. It was at ZenHabits.net in August 2009: Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head

I added a new quote to the random quotes generator:
Start with love and respect and all the good things follow—it is not magic, and it is a lot of hard work especially at the beginning. —Marina DeLuca-Howard
Quotes storage is here:
http://sandradodd.com/quotes
and the random generator is in the upper right corner here:
http://sandradodd.com/unschooling

There are many more David Bowie fans than there are unschoolers, and here's my evidence:
My site usually gets between 1000 and 2000 visits per day (SandraDodd.com in general, I mean, and most of that to the unschooling pages). One day last week I got 90,096 hits. That's because a blog called Letters of Note had picked up my David Bowie letter



Those first few that look like zeroes, on this scale, are 1240, 1334, 1142, 1596, 2339 (up a bit when the Letters of Note post first went up) but numbers like that don't show when the graph scale moves up to the tens of thousands. Interesting.

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