Homelife Resources… There are several different approaches for teaching your children to be productive, educated learners. Let’s talk about the unschooling or relaxed schooling approach. Unschooling was defined by John Holt, a 20th century American educator who taught that children have a strong desire to learn and a curiosity that drives them to learn what they need to know … [Read more...] about The Unschooling/Relaxed Schooling Approach To Education
One of my grown sons asked me to give him some names of homeschooling resources that I would recommend. He has two young sons now and plans on homeschooling, but he has always looked at homeschooling from the student's point of view. He was homeschooled from birth through high school graduation and he said that he now needs to look at homeschooling from a parent's point of … [Read more...] about The Trip of a Lifetime
Today let’s talk about why you decided to homeschool. Do you remember? When you first decided to homeschool, your “why” was a major deal. You know what? Your why is still really, really important. Your “why” is your reason, your purpose. You need to know what it is! We know our vehicles need gas, that plants need water to survive; we know we need sunshine and good food to … [Read more...] about “Why” Do You Homeschool?
"Schooling is an attempt to find one right way to educate everyone." That is a quote from John Taylor Gatto. Mr. Gatto is critical of compulsory education. He says it is a means of teaching people to keep themselves in their place. John Taylor Gatto taught over 29 years in the public school system and he was named New York City's Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1991. He … [Read more...] about Schooling Is Not Education
This "veteran" homeschool mom spent the day going through curriculum boxes and rediscovering lots of long forgotten Living Books. It was so much fun remembering all the memories and treasured moments of our family's homeschool adventure. As the memories came flooding back, they brought tears to my eyes. We have an area wide homeschool used curriculum sale tomorrow so I … [Read more...] about Homeschooling Memories