Category Archives: Homeschooling

Coronavirus School Closures: An Educational Opportunity

A pandemic is never a good thing. It’s a terrible thing. But maybe some good can come from it. Anything that disrupts our usual ways of being can lead us to try new ways of being, ways that might, in … Continue reading

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‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

‘Students Are Lonely’ In addition to their remote jobs, the Shawvers also spend their days caring for their two young children. They say that has given them a unique perspective about the demands placed on other parents in a similar … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Standardized Tests for Homeschooling Families

Your interest in your homeschooling child’s academic standing is understandable. Fortunately, we homeschooling families have many opportunities to observe our children’s development. We watch them exploring the world and, when necessary, translate what they do into conventional academic language. (Sorting rocks is … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Education

When we see that children everywhere are required by law to go to school, that almost all schools are structured in the same way, and that our society goes to a great deal of trouble and expense to provide such … Continue reading

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