Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.-Ann Landers
This page is about the choice to homeschool and the values and goals that drive that decision.
A few questions we hope to address:
- What values determine how you educate your children and why?
- What are your educational goals for your children and why?
- How do you meet your values and goals as a parent educator?
These stories, commentary & vignettes offer a view into how and why we live life without school.
Here is our educational and family philosophy.
• To focus on being authentic, pursuing the things we are the best at and living life to its fullest.
• To learn something new everyday (whatever that might be) and to ask questions about the world around us.
• To be life-time, universal learners. Learning happens all the time, our entire lives.
• To follow the path that works best for us, and to understand, to the best of our ability, the paths that others have chosen.
• To believe in ourselves, believe in others and avoid comparing ourselves to others.
• To see failure as a stepping stone to success, not a judgement of our abilities.
• To define for ourselves what it is to be successful.
• To define for ourselves what it means to be fully human.
Stories and Commentary
Educational Philosophy, by Tammy
One of the things that impress me the most about those who live a life without school is their integrity. They know what they believe, and they live their lives according to their values. Or rather, they live their lives according to a personal, family and educational philosophy. It impressed me so much, that I made it a point to understand our own educational philosophy and to see if what we do on a daily basis lives up to our goals....
My Educational Philosophy - Get a Life, by Marjorie
"Get a life" was a comment I received fairly recently on my blog, unclimber. The particular post was a link to an article which I discovered I had previously linked to on that blog, so perhaps that is why anonymous left his comment. For a moment, I felt a bit upset to get what seemed to be only a mean-spirited comment. Then I realized it was an opportunity for reflection....
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