Pinterest, a social media platform founded in 2009, allows users to visually share, discover and catalog new interests. I think of it as a visual bookmarking system. When you find something you’d like to save, … Continue reading
Structure is another one of those words that gets misused. People say that kids need structure – and then take it too far. Kids don’t need their whole lives structured. … Continue reading
“A house full of teens? Good luck!”
And they wander away shaking their head, as if you’ve already lost some battle.
True, the teenage years are full of heightened emotions, raging hormones, … Continue reading
I know. Some of these seem like total blasphemy. That’s because we’ve been sold a bill of goods that simply isn’t true. But these are the facts. And now that you … Continue reading
It’s all about the “learning”, right? We hear that all the time. And it’s true!
But it’s also about the UNlearning! And homeschooling moms seem to have the biggest challenges in this … Continue reading
These five tips will help you no matter what you face on your homeschooling journey – and beyond, really. Sometimes we can get so caught up in … Continue reading
When people begin to homeschool in a less-traditional way, they often worry if they are doing enough, providing enough, educating enough. Good parents worry about that all the time – in non-academic ways … Continue reading
This week, I spoke with a journalist who was working on an article for USA Today about unschooling. She specifically wanted to know what kinds of challenges unschoolers face. She described the readership as generally more interested in … Continue reading
Whether you’re just starting out, unsure about your homeschooling “method,” or struggling along the path, these 12 tips may be just what you need to help you focus on what really matters. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel. … Continue reading
The term, Unschooling, often bothers people. They make the incorrect assumption that unschooling means anti-learning or anti-education. Far from it! It simply means that “the learning” may not look may not resemble the familiar ways we learned in a school.
I’ll have more here for you. But in the … Continue reading
1 Focus on the Learning instead of the Teaching.
When you notice that you’re thinking about planning lessons, turning interesting movies into “educational experiences,” creating a cute school room in your house – these are all examples that you’re losing touch with the most important focus: The Learner and … Continue reading