4 assumptions we make when following a curriculum

One of the first questions families tend to ask themselves after deciding to home educate is, “Which curriculum should we use?”  We whip out Cathy Duffy’s guide, ask around on Facebook, download countless samples and then pull the trigger, spending a small fortune on what promises to be a fabulous year wrapped in cling film. … Continue reading 4 assumptions we make when following a curriculum

Stop asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

"He has so much potential…" "If only he’d apply himself…" "She doesn’t take her work seriously…” “She has no motivation…”  “He has no direction…”  “If he would only show some commitment…" James Scott, Unsplash We’ve all heard statements like these.  Perhaps you’ve even made them yourself.  Or maybe you have been on the receiving end … Continue reading Stop asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“School at Home” vs. Home Education: Is there a difference?

In recent days, with everyone at home and attempting some form of schooling with their children, we have gotten comments like, “at least you guys are used to this, right?” Well, yes and no. I would hate for our temporary-homeschooling friends to somehow think that what their kids are having to do via online Zoom … Continue reading “School at Home” vs. Home Education: Is there a difference?