Tuesday, July 26, 2016

God’s way to Educate

God created the family.
He placed children in homes with parents and siblings of many ages; sometimes grandparents, aunts and uncles too.

This is “godly socialization.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How the Education System Destroys Social Networks

How the Education System Destroys Social Networks | Foundation for Economic Education:

"Why does this keep happening? Looking at the big picture, you can start to see a serious problem with the educational system politicians have built for us. It is keeping people “on track” — but is it a track that prepares people for the future?

Homeschooling, Socialization, and the New Groupthink

Homeschooling, Socialization, and the New Groupthink | Foundation for Economic Education

Public Schools teach children (that includes us adults who went through them) to think a like. This is why Hitler insisted all children in his country attended public school. He wanted a uniform product that could be uniformly controled. All tyrants do.

Freedom requires just that; freedom to be be different. That can only come from unique, individualized education.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Is Homeschooling a Safeguard Against Rebellion? - Jess Connell

Is Homeschooling a Safeguard Against Rebellion? 

No, of course not. Our children are humans and must make their own decisions.

But it does hedge the bets against it. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

To Teach Spelling or Not

I am wondering why I bother giving my 8 yo spelling lessons. She spells better than I do.
This is first exposure to a natural speller.

She gets every word right in every spelling test as long as she is paying attention, no matter how hard the word. I heard my 14yo asking her how to spell things this morning. the kid was just born knowing how to spell. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Musings and notes

Basic goals/philosophies
Right off the bat, I have tried many kinds of homeschooling. Philosophically, I love Unit Studies and their many variations. Unfortunately, they just don't work for us. This means a lot of different homeschooling methods and curricula are automatically removed from consideration. Same for CM unfortunately.

Jane- Age 8.

Andy is talking about buying the Amazon bundle for kindles. If he does, we will have one for each child older than Jane. I would likely give her her Grandma's old tablet (android).I don't know about the tablet, but the kindles have parental controls that let me program the amount of time they are allowed to be on there, require them to do their educational sights first, and shut off at certain times. I like the idea of this extra control.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jane- Age 8.

Andy is talking about buying the Amazon bundle for kindles. If he does, we will have one for each child older than Jane. I would likely give her her Grandma's old tablet (android).I don't know about the tablet, but the kindles have parental controls that let me program the amount of time they are allowed to be on there, require them to do their educational sights first, and shut off at certain times. I like the idea of this extra control.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Jackie- Age 11

Jackie has advanced by leaps and bounds this year! She has had problems with allergies which has severely interfered with her learning.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Jennifer- Age 12

Jennifer is interesting. She is quiet and acts like she hates doing school, but whizzes through nearly everything I have her do. Maybe I need to challenge her more?