Holt was obviously a very gifted individual. His principles will work very well for gifted children. Other children, for one reason or another, will need some hand holding to move toward using their skills and learning all of the time.
Some of us may find a method of homeschooling that really speaks to us. Perhaps we give it a trial run, before finding out that it will need some tweaking to fit. Or perhaps we hear of a completely different way of doing things that we’d like to try. In the end, many of us […]
“Classical Education for Christians” is an article written by Doug Wilson that originally appeared in Practical Homeschooling Magazine way back in 1993. Despite its date, the principles in the article are still true — and in need of review — today. Mr. Wilson addresses three approaches to classical education and explains why a Biblical approach […]
Perhaps you have come across a purist. Perhaps it was a classical education purist, or a Charlotte Mason purist. Or perhaps it was a more specific purist — a Well-Trained Mind purist, or an Ambleside Online purist. There are Traditional Education Purists. And natural purists. We all should choose our own paths, and if our […]
Five tips for continuing to guide and prepare our children while allowing them to develop their interests.
Life is so much easier when we can fit things into nice tidy boxes. We observe other homeschool moms in action and we categorize them: soccer mom, unschooler, crunchy con, classical ed mom, …
Once we’ve gotten everybody into their nice boxes we pretty much already have an idea of which group we’d prefer to identify with based upon our impressions of the contents of each box.
Each method has its strengths and weaknesses, points of confusion, advocates and detractors. So how do you decide between them?
As a retired homeschool mom, let me make the case for educating ourselves. First, The Problem There are two sides to the issue. One side says that we shouldn’t burden new homeschoolers with educational models. That we shouldn’t encourage them to formulate a philosophy because their philosophy will formulate itself after they have homeschooled for […]