I have often mentioned that we followed an interest based learning over the years. Whether we were immersing ourselves in trains, art, baseball or just reading a book for fun, the method served us well. Having plenty of time, resources and encouragement enables anyone to make the subject they are interested in their own. There is no one right way, but every individual finds the methods that work best for them.
My grown son still has the photo in his office that a major railroad sent him when he wrote them asking what the very fancy train was that occasionally sped by our house. They wrote back that it was the old “President’s Train” that was now used for executives to travel the country, and set a lovely 8 x 10 along with it. They had so many of those experiences with the librarian, a zookeeper, naturalist and others in the community they learned to seek out information and solutions from others when they needed to. I’ve seen them use those same skills very well as adults.
Enjoy this carnival as others share their methods, lives and learning experiences in this week’s carnival.
- Why Homeschool presents: A great benefit of homeschooling: having children who become adults Henry writes about what may be one of the greatest benefits of homeschooling: having children who become adults
- DenSchool presents President’s Day CLIP (Creative Learning in a Pinch) DenSchool offers this free resource that offers, facts, activities, crafts, snack ideas, math and vocabulary printables to help celebrate President’s Day and honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
- Laura Grace Weldon presents Successful Teen Homeschooling: Two Vital Factors Homeschooling families often agree, the teen years are the easiest. What two factors are essential?
- Susan Ryan at Corn & Oil presents:Virginia Senators Turn Down Roomful of Hopeful Kids
- Katherine presents:No fighting, no biting! I’m grateful we homeschool our little boys so they can play like boys naturally do, shooting each other.
- Dewey’s Treehouse presents: Pomegranates, pears and literature: Philosophy of Education, Chapter Ten Mama Squirrel writes: “The words ‘wide and generous curriculum’ can mislead homeschooling parents into thinking ‘more is better.’ However, when arranging the term’s work in her schools, Charlotte Mason placed firm limits on both the quality and the quantity of the literature books that were assigned.”
- Tales of a Pee Dee Mama presents Creating a Homeschool Schedule sharing, “How I create our homeschool’s daily schedule”
- Home School vs. Public School Presents: Another Reason to Homeschool There are many reasons to home school. The new law being considered in Oregon is of concern and I would be pulling my children from public school if they were still attending. What is your state doing?
- Barbara Frank Online presents Raising Eager Learners Homeschooling can create the eager learners needed in the new economy.
- Kelli Miller presents Printable Black History Month Activities for Kids posted at 3 Boys and a Dog Deals.
- Home*School*Home presents Starting Homeschooling Mid Year and she asks “Should you pull your kids out of public
school mid year?”
- At Home&School Presents 5 Ways to prevent and recover from homeschool burnout Burnout can happen to anyone, but to fix it, you need to find the source.
- Proclaiming God’s Faithfulness presents More Blogs to Bless You and Using blogs to teach your children.
- Elena presents Teaching my Right Brained Learner to Read Teaching my Right Brained Learner to Read
Thanks again to all of you who shared your posts and to those who stopped by to read them!
Be sure to submit next week’s post to Judy Aaron for the 26 February 2013 edition at – Consent Of The Governed
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here at The Informed Parent. We aren’t ‘officially’ homeschooling these day, but we do still learn at home on a daily basis.
I hope you will join those of us hosting this month. Here’s the schedule for this month:
Currently we have the future carnivals planned:
5 February 2013 – Dave Out Loud
12 February 2013 – HomeschoolBuzz.com
19 February 2013 – The Informed Parent
26 February 2013 – Consent Of The Governed
I hope you will join each of us!
Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. Last week’s invite included a John Taylor Gatto quote. I saw Mr. Gatto speak when we first started homeschooling years ago at Finney Chapel in Oberlin, Ohio . His speech went straight into my heart and has stayed with me and inspired me through the years.
Whether you are just starting down the path of home eduction, in the middle or about to see your children leave the nest, thanks for stopping by. I hope you will visit all the blogs participating in this week’s carnival, find different ways to trust your instincts, follow your heart and enjoy the path your family follows that best meets each of your needs.
Here are this week’s carnival treasures for you to explore:
à la mode de les Muses presents Novel Homeschoolers: Rebecca Vaughn Is on Amazon.com at à la mode de les Muses
Homeschool graduate Jennifer Vaughn introduces “The Politics of Benadel” and “The Finding of Cinuit,” two short stories about ancient Britain authored by her younger sister, homeschool graduate Rebecca Vaughn.
Susan Ryan presents – Family’s Great Adventures – The Places They’ve Been, The People They’ll See at Corn and Oil.
Beverly Hernandez presents Farewell About.com, Hello Homeschool Journeys.com at About.com Homeschooling
She writes that, After 13 years, Beverly Hernandez is leaving About.com and starting her own website at homeschooljourneys.com. Come check it out, sign up for my newsletter and follow me on Facebook.
Elena LaVictoire presents 20 Reasons to Keep Homeschooling Through the Summer posted at My Domestic Church.
Linda Dobson presents They Call It a Grassroots Education Revolution; That’s Funny at Parent at the Helm
Jamie Gaddy presents Is Your Cake Baking? How to combat your doubts and fears… at Homeschool Online She writes: Everyone worries that they just aren’t cutting it when it comes to homeschooling… just remember you aren’t alone!!
Thanks to everyone for participating in and stopping by the carnival.
I will be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling next week on May 29th and I’m grateful to the Cate’s for their continued invitations to host the carnival here.
I’m particularly appreciative since I’ve been woefully neglectful of this blog as of late, but the main reason I originally created it was not for my posts, but to share information such as Sue Duncan’s OH-Alerts. The opportunity of hosting the carnival a couple of times of year is another reason I happily keep it online.
Hosting the carnival always leads me back to the wonderful path home education led our family down over the years. This quote by John Taylor Gatto says it all:
“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.”– John Taylor Gatto
I hope you will stop by next week to visit or submit a post!