Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool ’

The DeSchoolers of the 1960's

The DeSchoolers of the 1960's

Some of the most radical and free-thinking educational critics of the 20th century said that we go to school to “be instructed on our own inferiority.” Schools As Colonizers: The Deschoolers of the 1960s, by Kirsten Olsen (VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K., 2008) examines the problems of institutionalized education from the vantage of the...
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Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling records serve two separate and very different purposes. One is to meet our family’s personal needs and wishes. Personal records include whatever we want to remember. They show how homeschooling is working for our family, help us learn to trust our children and ourselves, offer reassurance and perspective when we have doubts, and...
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School and Sports

School and Sports

HEM’s Questions & Answers – November-December 2010 In and Out of School Because of Sports “We’re giving in to our son’s appeals to get involved in school sports. He’ll be starting school for the first time as a seventh grader. I don’t know if this is a slippery slope, meaning the two younger boys...
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A List of Famous People

A List of Famous People

I have discovered a very simple and successful resource for homeschooling my kids. It’s a list of famous people. This list was the start of an ever-evolving “curriculum” for us. Our list consists of illustrious men and women from our religious tradition, Unitarian-Universalism. Learning about heroes and heroines, their lives and ideals, their struggles...
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Vicky & Jen: Homeschooling 101

Vicky & Jen: Homeschooling 101

Helen Hegener, co-founder of Home Education Magazine, is the interviewed guest this week on the unique podcast and family resource, VickyandJen.com, which is about a concept which is dear to homeschoolers: “making life simple so you can enjoy what really matters!” A show index highlights sections of the 40 minute podcast, such as Homeschool...
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