Books About Education

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
How to Talk so Children Will Lesson -- yep! I remember when my mom sent that to me and I kind of ...more

Books About Education

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
Sandra, This a great list of books mostly about the educational policy and infrastructure of the ...more

Education for my kids

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'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
LOVE that term, "afterschooler". We did some of the same things that you are doing with your ...more

Why "Required Reading" Needs to be Removed From Our Vocabulary

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. ...more
Wow!  Great post!  It caught my attention for two reasons, and I hope these don't sound selfish. ...more

In which my eight year old splits an atom

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

Taking Homeschooling Out of One's Home

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

Home Schooling

Yesterday as we stopped at a frozen yogurt shop and chose “White Lime,”  Dolce de leche, Vanilla, Taro”—can you believe?...more

Home schooling - looking for mums who are thinking about it??

Any other mums out there considering this avenue?? I am looking for some mums to chat to about it.....the good, the bad and the who knows??...more

Thank you for getting back to me...I am going to go and read your blog right now!!! more

A lovely comment regarding Home Schooling

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

To Home School or Not To Home School

We are seriously talking about home schooling our son.  He is only young right now, but I have read and talk to so many people about how upset they are with the current schooling system....more

Homeschooling my children is the best decision I've ever made. Certainly not the easiest, but ...more