I thought I'd try to remember what books I've read that have had an impact on how I parent and how I educate my kids. This will be from Memory so I'll probably mess up some names, won't even try for authors, and am surely going to forget some....more
I have read a number of books about education in the last few years. I think as long as I'm starting a blog, I'll make a quick inventory.K12So Much Reform, So Little Progress by Charles PayneThe Bee Eater by Richard WhitmoreDisrupting Class by Clay ChristensenTaking Science to School by Richard DuschlHow tom Homeschool by Rebecca Stroleonger.How Children Learn - HoltColoring Outside the Lines - Roger Schank...more
I've heard so much about Blogher and I'm excited to finally set up an account and see what it's about. After having been through Yahoo Groups, BBSs, and MySpace, and now being on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogspot, and Wordpress (and others), I'm not sure that a new social media is really what I need but...it's raining outside and I thought I'd try it.First reaction, my main interest is a little hard to find. I'm mostly interested in getting input on educating my kids and digital media for education. I found three tags in different places that apply:...more
Forcing children to read before they are ready is guaranteed to remove any joy they might have found had they been allowed to read on their own schedule. 42% of high school and college grads never read another book again once they graduate. That is a tragically high number, and we only have ourselves and our insistence on reading young to blame.
As we head into our second semester of homeschooling, I thought it might be fun to give a little update on how things are going so far. Fun for me, anyway. This has the potential to be wildly boring for you.I'm kidding!Please keep reading...So after four months of homeschooling, we've got a few things solidly under our belts. Those things are, in no particular order:- The kids can all read Latin fluently.- I churn butter every night before bed.- Tia knits daily. Yesterday she made me a sweater.- Landon is reading Socrates....more
Names are humorous issues. Get the word "homeschooling." What does that make you feel of?In the event you stated, "School at house," I am not surprised. Residence + school seems to equal school at house.Only two items are wrong using this type of definition:(one) Homeschooling is not "school." It's a entire diverse approach to education.(two) Homeschooling does not have to all take location at house.If Homeschooling is not School, Then What exactly is It?Homeschooling, correctly comprehended, is education designed by parents....more
I just want to comment on the comment I received on my Home Schooling post on my blog. It was lovely to receive because the writer, spoke straight to all my questions and fears, hopes etc that swirl around my head as I try and grapple with ideas of what is best for my son and family as we grow. The commenter knew exactly what I was talking about and it was so nice to read. So it is a lesson to be learned, that sometimes, when you comment to someone, you can really have a big impact, so try to make it a positive one! ...more
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