I know, I know. I say all the time that school and homeschool are two different things. But for those who don’t know much about homeschooling, they might have a hard time understanding what that means.
In today’s video I shared a side-by-side comparison of how schools approach certain things, such as curriculum, learning differences, family vacations, etc., and how these same things can be approached in a home educating family.
I’ve been thinking about how often I’ve talked about what homeschooling is, and how I’ve regularly addressed different approaches that can be used, but today’s video is coming from just a little different angle…
When it comes to homeschooling and grade levels, different families believe different things. Some families do everything they can to adhere to the grade their child would be in were he/she in school. Others ditch them altogether.
In today’s video, I shared some practical advice on grade levels, when they might be necessary, and why they’re not nearly as important as we’ve been led to believe.
For our family, learning the history of the United States is vitally important. Not only is it required by our state homeschool laws, but it can serve as a reminder of the once sovereign spirit the people of this nation once held. It can instill courage and inspiration in those of us living today in a world of ever-increasing tyranny.
In today’s video, I shared how we approach one of my favorite topics WITHOUT textbooks.
Did you know that homeschooling is only good for farmers? Me neither! I also never realized that farming was something to look down upon (because we need it to survive and all), but wrong again. I heard it straight from the mouth (or keyboard) of someone who knows better than we do.
So tune in to my YouTube channel today to hear some other “sound” wisdom of someone in the know…and to hear an extensive list of famous homeschoolers who were/are not farmers.
As I was reading the essays in the back of The Underground History of American Education yesterday, I realized that not only was John Gatto awake to the history of compulsory schooling, he was awake to a lot of things.
Take Common Core for example. Mr. Gatto’s criticism of it goes far beyond the faulty academics of it and gets to the root of the problem – its purpose.