homeschooling / Podcast / Podcast Season#1 / self-directed learning / what is an education

the art and science of an education

“Education cannot make a person into something; it can only provide space for a person to discover who they are. Being fully human is not derived from doing things the way that someone or something has told us to, but by being who we are, the person we were born to be”. Life Learning Magazine … Continue reading

homeschool: the traditional season
homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-directed learning / what is an education

homeschool: the traditional season

The homeschool traditional season looks like school. …In that we have formal study hours and are expected to do stuff… Otherwise, what the stuff is depends on who the kid is, what their goals are and what our goals are for them too. The study day begins at 0830. The kids meet in the Great … Continue reading

homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care
homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-directed learning / what is an education

homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care

Let’s get to why I’m writing about homeschool philosophies before a haze falls across your eyes as opaquely as the haze of smoke settling into my mountain valley homestead. I am not going to write a blog that details the homeschool philosophies in education. If you haven’t heard that there’s more than one way to … Continue reading

3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum
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3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum

I went to a homeschool conference last spring, and I didn’t buy a thing. I must be… a. No longer homeschooling. b. Already in possession of enough books to occupy a public school library. c. Homeschooling ten years and have learned that I just don’t need it all. C it is! (Oh, and obviously also … Continue reading

homeschool planning / self-directed learning / what is an education

structuring an eleven year old (just turned 12 year old’s) academic education

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think“. Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh It’s a quote I’ve shared with my eleven year old many times. Curiously, she’s adept at whatever she puts her hand (or voice) to, but she doesn’t always believe … Continue reading

philosophy / stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

if you can dream it–curiosity, the staple to an education

“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it”. William Arthur Ward Two guys played in their garage tinkering with computer stuff for years. Sounds like a lot of kids these days. Can’t says I’m letting my kids become computer geniuses–that’d be a different blog about … Continue reading