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.
If you would ask five different people what they need to let go of in their homeschool, you’d likely get five different answers. What I’ve discovered, however, is that the reasons usually have one common root.
To find out what it is, watch the video. 🙂
Today’s video is different from my others. In honor of the new year, this video is more like a therapy session, a recap of what has probably been the hardest year my family and I have ever experienced.
Here’s to praying for a much better 2020. 🙏
I remember when the only impression of other homeschooled children I had were the Duggars. Watching them with their gentle spirits, uncomplaining helpfulness, and smiling countenances helped me to develop my very first homeschool stereotype…
ALL HOMESCHOOLED KIDS ARE WELL-BEHAVED…RIGHT?? (In their case, seemingly perfect.)
Then what was I doing wrong???
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! It went by so quickly.
Time for me to get back to the nitty gritty and ruffle some feathers. 🤷♀️ I’ve been thinking a lot about the attitude people have when they see kids that aren’t in school, but should be.
It’s almost an automatic assumption that they must be up to no good, but I’ve got a different take.
Today I shared another Cook with Me! video. I took a poll on my YouTube community page, and buffalo chicken wraps were the winner!
These wraps are my husband’s favorite, and the rest of us think they’re yummy, as well!
Do the words “Operation Mockingbird” and “Smith-Mundt Modernization Act” mean anything to you?
They happen to be the two reasons you should never trust mainstream media (or most movies and documentaries) for information, whether for homeschooling or life, in general.
If this is new to you, and you’re ready for a rabbit hole, watch my latest video.
“Critical thinking” is one of the education system’s favorite buzz phrases, particularly since the introduction of Common Core. Ironic, isn’t it?
The problem is, the more we see critical thinking mentioned, the less we see evidence of its use in society. Why?? Well, the answer to that is simple. The education system does NOT teach critical thinking, despite its claims, and there’s a reason for that.
Today I published another video from the Patreon archives.
Educating your kids at home just isn’t as easy as it once was. Sure, there are tons of resources of available, but there is also an ever increasing amount of disinformation out there, as well.
(Btw, there’s a difference between misinformation and disinformation. Misinformation is accidental. Disinformation is intentional.)
On top of disinformation, we’ve got censorship. We’re living in a real life version of 1984.
This makes life as not only a homeschool parent, but any parent, extremely difficult.