Posts Tagged ‘ reasons to homeschool ’

Unschooling and Sustainable Living: A Real Lifestyle Change, by Kimberly Scheimreif

Unschooling and Sustainable Living: A Real Lifestyle Change, by Kimberly Scheimreif

Eighteen years ago I would never have thought that I would be practicing sustainable living and unschooling on a homestead. When our first child was born in 1994 we lived in New Jersey in a very populated town, trying to keep up with the rat race. While I was pregnant, I was still unsure if...
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Intrinsic Motivations for Learning

Intrinsic Motivations for Learning

“As homeschoolers we need to find ways to reach out to teachers and parents who don’t want to see childrens’ 12 years of compulsory schooling reduced to skills training for big business. Nurturing the human capacity to learn through love and intrinsic motivation is as important to life — to me, more important —...
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Homeschool Revelations

Homeschool Revelations

Defining homeschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree on what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the same with homeschooling. There’s a generally accepted...
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The Roots of Homeschooling

The Roots of Homeschooling

In her editorial for the July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, HEM publisher Helen Hegener explains the roots of the homeschooling movement in the U.S., beginning with John Holt’s astute observation in How Children Learn, “… the human animal is a learning animal; we like to learn; we are good at it; we don’t...
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Math Lessons

Math Lessons

In the current July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, in her article titled Math Lessons, homeschooling mom Cheryl Trzasko writes about the lessons she learned as a child, while sailing around the world aboard a yacht with her family for two years: “Sometimes days, or more than a week, would pass between math lessons....
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