I found this article to be a good reminder of my experiences in public high school. It is something that is easy to forget as we work with our children, to look at the day through their eyes and think about how it must seem to them. As parents, much as teachers in a regular school, it is easy to focus on keeping things running smoothly from our own perspective.
- A Personal Story — My two sisters and I were home schooled. When I was three we moved to northwest Montana. That year included 6 months of living in the woods where my father was able to find work, first in a tent and then in a teepee, and during one of the coldest winters of Montana history. My [...]
- Great Teaching — I think this Thomas Jefferson Education web article summarizes the good educator pretty well: The Seven Keys To Great [...]
- Classical? — I often run into homeschooling families who firmly adhere to what is called a “classical education”. Many of the ideals espoused in this type of education are beautiful – reading good books, learning the historical sense of things, etc. An article that covers these principals can be found here. A big question I have, however, [...]
- Learning to Read — An interesting article in Psychology Today: The Reading Wars The debate over whether natural learning is possible in a classroom is interesting, but I think the discussion is also useful for homeschoolers. As usual, the most effective learning comes from the motivated, interested student. I like the comparison in the article between learning and training. [...]
- Thales of Miletus — An excerpt from Chapter 2 of Classical Geometry - An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Know thyself. (frequently attributed to Thales of Miletus) Understanding the context is an important part of studying any great work. In order to provide more context for the Elements, we will begin each chapter by examining some of the main mathematicians [...]