Category Archives: Home Education/Homeschooling

Teachers who become homeschoolers are the indicator species

Teachers who become homeschoolers are the indicator species

I was recently involved in a discussion with educators online related to the Pearson testing spying debacle. I brought up that I thought testing had done more to accelerate the movement toward homeschooling than anything else I had witnessed in the past twenty years. Multiple teachers jumped in and said they were either already homeschooling (continue reading…)

The Day I Called the Public Elementary School – When Homeschooling is Hard

The Day I Called the Public Elementary School - When Homeschooling is Hard

If you receive my newsletter, you already know that the past couple of weeks were tough. I mentioned in the last newsletter that I was calling the previous week my Homeschool Mom Professional Development Week to put a positive spin on it. (If you aren’t getting my weekly newsletter, you’re missing out! You can subscribe (continue reading…)

Hibernation Homeschooling

Hibernation Homeschooling

Many of you have probably heard the term carschooling which is about homeschooling on the go. But I bet you’ve never heard of the opposite – Hibernation Homeschooling. That’s because I made it up to describe what Caroline and I have done this winter. Rather than going through a detailed telling of all the events (continue reading…)

Saying “No” to Homeschool Pressures

Saying No to Homeschool Pressures

If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, you know that it comes with its own set of pressures. Choosing a homeschool philosophy, curriculum, how you structure your day, and outside activities can all bring out very strong opinions amongst homeschoolers. Those are the external pressures. There are also internal pressures. Let’s look at (continue reading…)

Sallie’s Stack – 11.18.14

Sallie's Stack Pin

  Food For Thought My Top 50 Favorite Posts About Interest-Led Learning, Unschooling or Self-Directed Learning H.U.G. – The Transformation of U.S. Grant it’s a wrap! (and a homeschool beginning) Books to Read Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third (continue reading…)

The Joys of a Differently-Wired Child

The Joys of a Differently-Wired Child

So far in the 31 Days of Learning Differently series we’ve focused a lot on the challenges of homeschooling and parenting a differently-wired child. As I was reading some comments earlier today, I realized that I needed to also write about the joys of having a differently-wired child. As I mentioned in another post, it (continue reading…)

Transitions and Your Differently-Wired Child

Transitions and Your Differently-Wired Child

We’ve had a couple of significant aha moments that changed our parenting. One I mentioned in a previous post had to do with Identifying and Understanding the Red Zone with Your Spirited Child. The other one we figured out a bit earlier and is probably even more important if you are raising a differently-wired child. (continue reading…)