"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Monday, November 27, 2006


Can't believe this finally worked... I made this movie 4 years ago and ever since have been tortured by not being able to get it OFF the computer to share. For whatever reason, we can't burn it to a disc or dvd. Anyway, since it's really long (11 minutes) no video hosting sites would allow it until I discovered GoogleVideo. They don't care how big your videos are. So here it is, 4 years late. :) Hallelujah.


Anonymous said...

jess, do you get excited when people leave you comments on your blog? Now make some more videos so simone and caden don't get mad when they get older.

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm anonomous, but it's really jocelyn! it's ME!!!

jocelyn said...

I guess I can't spell anonymous either. phew! can we get a spell checker on here!?

Grampy Allen said...

Great video! I asked myself that how does a webservice host allow that much space for a video? How big is it? Well you have a flair for stills and video! Love your blog site.

Jamie said...

Awesome video Jess!! It has inspired me to take more video of Adam. :)

Stacy said...

Great Video! It is so sweet!

Love the slow mo! How on earth did you do that? I have reels and reels of video that I would love to make an actual movie out of . . . please share tips, tricks and what software you used!

Hi Jocelyn! [waves]

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau