Homeschooled, Museum-schooled, Principled Discovery
A small human interest story appeared in the Grand Island Independent about homeschooling on Sunday that I rather enjoyed. Recently it seems that homeschoolers doing what any other American teenager does (put on a play, go to prom, graduate and go off to college) are getting a lot of press. But young Aaron Beye is a little different.
Home Schooling Quiz, Dare to Know
Find out whether you annoy other home educators. Our score: 29, ie: we do, but only a bit.
Homeschooling and the Sorting Hat, Life Without School
However, there are many dark sides to sorting. In both Hogwarts and homeschooling, segregation often leads to excessive competition and divisive behavior, often separating people at times when they should be united. The sorting process may not be fair to people who have multiple strengths or inclinations, like a Hogwarts student who is both hardworking and brave, or a parent who finds herself attracted to multiple educational philosophies. Finally, there’s the question of whether it is wise to typecast oneself so early in the process; preteen children often change greatly over time, and so do newbie homeschooling parents and their children.