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Visual Reflections on Learning and Children: John Holt Quotes

Quote John Holt, Teach Your Own, homeschooling, freedom to learn

Books by John Holt are my constant source of inspiration, learning and reflection. They have helped me as a mother on my path to homeschooling and then unschooling

I’ve been sharing from his books – thoughts and nuggets that have struck me instantly, that I’ve chosen to reflect and act upon – on my Facebook page for the past one year or so.

I hope you like these visual quotes and they help you reflect in some way or other… :-)

Here are two more that I absolutely love. Plus, a question for you at the end.

Earlier I shared only text/excerpts from his books – on my page wall. Last few months, I’ve enjoyed converting those text into visuals. The thoughts/text placed over  beautiful, soothing images – seem to make an everlasting impression on me. I keep going back to these pictures to read and soak the wisdom and the truth. These visual quotes have been very well received by my facebook community, too.

The best part is – doing this makes me revisit my own photography and create something more out of them. Not to mention- it helps enhance my graphic design skills. :-)

Hence,  thought I’ll start sharing them over here on the blog too. Besides, by having them on the blog, I can refer and link to them in any article in a suitable context.

The one on top – I clicked that picture in our hotel room in Chindi (Himachal) recently, when Pari and I were painting with leaves.

That pine needle lying on the textured turquoise bed-spread looked so alluring – almost like a jewel vying for attention. And, as serene and innocent as a baby’s smile…

Here’re two more – that I’d shared on my Facebook page – for those of you who hadn’t seen there…

John Holt Quotes - How Children Learn

One more for the day:

John Holt Quotes - How Children Fail

Look for more quotes, inspiration, reflection and poetry (some, my own, some – Pari’s) in this space, in the coming days.

I’d love to know what you think about this new thing on the blog. Like or not? :-)

Oh, and I’m curious to know –

Which book(s)or author(s) have inspired you a lot? Please share… 

I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday :-)

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  • Ann August 13, 2012, 12:54 am

    Thank, Rashmie!

    I think your posters are beautiful and thought provoking! Going to check our your author recommendation.

    I really liked the book Teaching Art to Children in School and at Home by Nancy Beal and Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer. The second one I read as part of a Waldorf class I took with my kids and I can’t say I follow it exactly but it really helped me think of our home as my children “universe”.

  • Prabha August 13, 2012, 1:34 pm

    Rashmie, would you believe if I say that I have started to convert my favourite quotes into visuals. I just love the pine needle on the bedspread. Beautiful work. keep sharing. Prabha