Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling families ’

A Valid Option

A few great excerpts from an article in Qubec’s weekly Suburban titled Homeschooling can be a valid option, by Linda Zlatkin: Everything in life is a learning experience. Fifteen years ago, Debbie Smart had an experience that made a lasting, and learning, impression. When her daughter Isabelle was just over two years old, Smart...
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Judgment Recovery

In response to comments from last weeks ‘Confessions of a home-schooler‘, by Salon.com senior editor Andrew O’Hehir, Lisa Belkin responds with ‘Parents Judging Parents of Home-Schoolers‘ and I especially like her closing statements. I think O’Hehir hits on one of the reasons — there is nothing more important than raising children, and therefore nothing...
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Making Mistakes

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” – Miles Davis I think a lot about mistakes. Partly because as the parent of three boys I am all too aware that I make mistakes with them every day, and partly because I have come to understand mistakes as fundamental keys to learning. I have been...
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Field Guide to Homeschoolers

Field Guide to Homeschoolers

I always enjoy reading Dana Hanley’s Principled Discovery blog; she’s a good writer and her posts often make me think, or even better, question an assumption. One of my favorite entries is from last June when she hosted the Carnival of Homeschooling and produced the inspired and thoroughly delightful Field Guide to Homeschoolers. It’s...
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No. Carolina: Homeschool Coops

No. Carolina: Homeschool Coops

In the October 5 Asheville, North Carolina Citizen-Times, writer Ashley Wilson’s article, Home-schoolers turn to co-ops, is subtitled There’s nothing lonely about learning at home. After some standard fare about homeschooled kids dissecting owl pellets, staining woodworking projects and drawing pictures, the writer reveals that “support groups, organizations, sports teams, clubs and cooperatives for...
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