"How old is she, again?” I asked. "She just turned 3.” I watched as she kept climbing until she neared the thinner branches toward the top of the tree. … Continue reading Free-range kids: Do they still exist?
In 2020, we faced the reality that bias and discrimination still exist in our society, but thankfully it was also a year of calling out injustices. Hopefully, it will be … Continue reading “Gifted”, “behind”, or “just average”: Which one were you?
What if there was a way for your children to be more motivated in their learning AND to take on more responsibility in achieving their learning goals? In our … Continue reading What happens when kids take ownership of their learning?
This year, the arts industry has taken one of the biggest financial hits of any industry. And yet, we have arguably never needed it as much as we did this … Continue reading What art did for us in 2020
Have you ever been so into a project that you forgot to eat (or pee)? Perhaps it was a book you couldn't put down, a Sudoku you needed to finish, … Continue reading 7 components of a great learning space
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 … Continue reading 4 assumptions we make when following a curriculum
"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 … Continue reading Stop asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I'm just finishing a book by Blake Boles called, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? If you are on the fence about home educating or know someone … Continue reading Are you still on the fence?
This year we are celebrating Independence Day by watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical, recently released on Disney+. Before lockdown due to Covid-19, I daily entered the lottery for … Continue reading “Hamilton” Brings a Unique Hope to America
Last week, millions of Americans celebrated Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of slavery. For so many, it is their true Liberation Day. Back when I was in the classroom, I taught … Continue reading The Liberated Learner