Finding Your Style

Homeschooling: A World of Opportunity

Perhaps George Whitman, founder of the renowned Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, said it best: “All the world is my school, and all humanity is my teacher.” Many people think of learning as something that happens only in an educational setting or purposeful situation, but we have experiential learning opportunities […]

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adventure

Living the Adventure

When I first began to entertain the thought of homeschooling after the birth of my first child, I never imagined how that decision would lead us on a journey of a lifetime. But it has, and the only way to describe our experience is to say just that: it has […]

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classical education

The Sense of Classical Education

The aim of a classical education is to form children into adults who pursue truth, prefer goodness, and proliferate beauty. The art of grammar provides practice in gathering truth naturally through hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling. The art of dialectic provides practice in wisely analyzing the goodness of the things we see, hear, […]

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Delight-Directed Learning

Delight-Directed Learning

When my son was a little guy and we began homeschooling, I poured over homeschool magazines, surfed the Internet for hours, joined forums and Yahoo groups, and asked every homeschool mom I encountered a million questions about curriculum, homeschool methodology, and schedules. If I was going to homeschool my bright, […]

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Unit Study

The Unit Study Method

During my second year of homeschooling, a friend invited my girls over for a playdate. I will never forget the sound of my youngest, as she yelled across the house, “Mom, they get to make stuff and go on field trips for school! Why do we have to write in […]

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