homeschooling, reflective learning

I Homeschool So They Can Daydream

Not that you can’t daydream anywhere. It’s one of those easy-to-pack, take anywhere hobbies. But it isn’t always the most respected. Take a few moments to gaze out a window, allowing yourself to be transported to another world, and someone will snap you back to the present.  With a “Get your head out of the clouds,” or a gentler “Would…

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homeschooling, reflective learning

Learning is the Adventure

Homeschooling can be rough at times. Sometimes, I have to look for the successes to remember that they are there. That’s why I’ve decided to take the Blogging through the Alphabet challenge. 26 Things I love about homeschooling. Starting with A. For the adventure. Our strong suits have always been history and literature. I’m not saying that my kids will…

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education, homeschooling, reflective learning

Building a reflective homeschool, the treasure of experience

My reflections on homeschooling this summer are focusing on ways to building a reflective homeschool and promote vertical learning. My biggest criticism of public education is that it tends to barely skim along the surface of a subject area, remaining superficial and relatively meaningless. Inspired somewhat by Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv comes my first reflection: The…

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