No, I don’t know why this only just showed up in my Web Clips.Â
The overall feeling of this blog post is exciting as the main subject is how a family is “taking a year off” and traveling the country,Â plus how the daughters in the family will be (apparently unschoolishly) homeschooled.
Still, I sense an ambivalence on the part of the bloggerÂ about homeschooling itself.Â The importance seems to be what homeschooling can offer to schooling, not the “medium is the message” value of homeschooling itself — norÂ the value of everyday parents homeschooling their children.
Confessions of a Aca/Fan:Â The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins, 20 September 2006, The Education of Sky McCloud
My wife and I home schooled our son for a year when he was Sky’s age and oddly enough, one of his primary textbooks was Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, but at the end of that year, he returned to a private school for the rest of his high school experience. I am not suggesting everyone should home school their kids. Most people should not. But I am glad that it is an option and I think that educators should study what is working in these home school contexts and pull the best of it back into their pedagogical practices.
The comments are varied, and I spy Chris O’Donnell’s e-signature among them.Â
Still, the McCloud family’s homeschool-journey journal is interesting.
first blog entry:Â Pre-tour:Â Getting ready for September 5
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