Posts tagged: homeschooling

Homeschooling Help: Education and The Skills That Matter

Homeschooling Help Education and The Skills That Matter

More money, more time and more effort toward federal education has had one result: less real, meaningful education and even failing standards by the system's own measure. If you are thinking about homeschooling, I challenge you to dive into some research and see that it isn't as difficult as you might think and that "school" doesn't ...

You Can Do It Too! (Homeschool, That Is.)

Lorilee Lippincott (isn't that just fun to say?), from Loving Simple Living, had a vision of compiling interviews of real homeschooling families, gaining the perspectives and differences that accompany the homeschool world. Her vision is now a reality and she has offered to give away 3 copies of the ALMOST released eBook, "You Can Do It ...

To My Christian Friends & Family Who Have Chosen Public School: Things I Need You to Know

I love you. Totally, completely, with a love that burns within my heart. Which is a big part of why I'm willing to risk my popularity and "likability". True love will risk being hated for truth's sake. I am there. If I saw a building on fire at the 10th floor, and you were on the ...

I Was a Brain-Washed School Teacher (Raising Entrepreneurs)

This might possibly be one of the most encouraging things you've ever watched, especially if you have a child who struggles with school, or doesn't "fit the mold", or hates math. 😉 Understanding the fact that different kids have different bents has escaped mainstream thought. I think one of the most harmful things the conventional classroom ...

Homeschooling Allows Pursuit of Strengths

One of my daughters is exceptional in one subject (which she loves), and mediocre in another (which she hates). She labors to balance the tension, to improve her deficiencies, which often causes her intense frustration. As I encouraged her last week, I was glad to hear my own words; glad to take them to heart and articulate ...

The Problem With Education: We Don’t Know What it Means, But the Government Does

I read a quote from G.K. Chesterton that prompted this post: "The most important fact about the subject of education is that there is no such thing. Education is not a subject, and it does not deal in subjects. It is instead the transfer of a way of life.” -G.K. Chesterton We believe that "education" is the ...

Join Me Today at “31 Days of Homeschooling Encouragement”!

Jacinda, at Growing Home, is doing a series called, "31 Days of Homeschool Encouragement", sharing the insight of  different homeschool moms and perspectives. I am delighted that she asked me to share some of my thoughts on the subject....I hope you'll come join in! "Inspire him to love to learn–that is the pivotal point of all ...

The Simplicity of a Living Education: Table-Talk

I'm a big fan of a "lifestyle of learning" where I think most learning can and should take place in the ebb and flow of life.  That doesn't necessarily exclude a formal pattern of study; but it means for us, that learning can be going on all the time with a minimal amount of effort. And ...

Thinking Like a Christian–Part 2 What Does the Bible Say About Public School?

(continued from Part 1...) Thinking Like a Christian--Part 2 What Does the Bible Say About Public School? "There is no God and no soul. Hence, there are no needs for props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural law or permanent absolutes ...

Thinking Like a Christian: What Does the Bible Say About Public School?

Most parents believe "school is neutral", are not aware of any agenda outside of "no child left behind", and often make decisions about educating their children based on visible traits--the reputation of their school, the teachers they know, etc. So if we are thinking like a Christian, what does the Bible say about Public School? My ...

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