Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms by Timothy D. Walker offers tidbits of inspiration and practical advice to American teachers and homeschooling families alike. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links. While it's no secret most of what Mr. Walker's book showcases why … Continue reading Teach Like Finland: It’s Simple, Really
“The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life … Continue reading Homeschooling is Finally Cool
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." – Albert Einstein When we began homeschooling almost two years ago I never would have guessed how much I'd learn about my children, my husband, my family, my community and myself as a result... To start, for … Continue reading What Deschooling Looked Like for Us
A recent opinion piece in the New York Times suggests the drive to success is making our kids sick. Is it really "the drive to succeed," as the article suggests? Because as far as I know my kids could care less about success. What they do care about, however, is pursuing their daily passions. When … Continue reading Is School Making Your Kids Sick?