Homeschool – A Day in the Life, Part II: Curriculum

In Part I, I gave an overview of our homeschooling lives. In this post, I provide information about the materials we use and how we chose them. Not every homeschooling family uses materials of this type, this is just what we use (for now). When it comes to curriculum and how child-led I want myContinue reading “Homeschool – A Day in the Life, Part II: Curriculum”

Homeschool – A Day in the Life, Part I: Overview

Periodically, people ask me what homeschooling looks like. This is a tough question to answer because homeschooling can look vastly different in different households. Some families embrace experiential learning and avoid workbooks, some use an out-of-the-box curriculum, some use structured parent-designed curricula, and some use online K12 programs. Some families have no involvement with theContinue reading “Homeschool – A Day in the Life, Part I: Overview”

They’re Called Kids, but They Shouldn’t Be Scapegoats

The ideas have been percolating away in my brainpan. I have a desire to be happy, and part of the way I think I could be happier is by allowing myself to become a more well-rounded person. I’ve been doing that over the course of this past year, but I’ve mostly kept within my comfortContinue reading “They’re Called Kids, but They Shouldn’t Be Scapegoats”

Leadership Learning: A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille

A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-first Century by Oliver Van DeMille My rating: 4 of 5 stars I find it somewhat funny that I lived in Utah for three years and didn’t finally read this book until I’d moved to Massachusetts. The book takes a fairly strong stance aboutContinue reading “Leadership Learning: A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille”