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Friday
Feb272015

The Well-Rounded Homeschooler

 

 I'm heading to the Refresh Retreat this weekend as a speaker. 

One of my passions in homeschooling is Interest Led Learning - I will be giving a talk about how anyone can weave Interest Led Learning into their days - no matter your homeschool style. 

Naturally I've been thinking a lot this week about Interest Led Learning, and also about the well rounded homeschooler.

What does being "well-rounded" mean?

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Friday
Feb202015

Interest Led Learning: Get Out of the Way, Mom! 

  

I'm a Classical Home Educator through and through.

That doesn't mean, however, that I have abandoned all of our Interest Led Learning ideals. 

More and more I am drawn to find ways for us to pursue our interests with a Classical learning framework (if that makes sense). 

Sometimes we take vacations from school and learning still occurs. This has been one of those weeks. 

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Friday
Feb062015

Our "Classically Eclectic" Homeschool Week

 

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The longer we home educate our children in the Classical style, the more convinced I am THIS is the style that works for our family.

In my heart, however, I am a highly creative person that loves to have time and freedom to explore new things. I love to "seize the moment" and take interest led tangents in our homeschool. 

I have one child who is much like me, and another who is very engineer minded. 

I desire to give my children a rich, Classical education, but I also desire to instill in them the need to CREATE, follow their passions, and pursue different interests. 

How then do I reconcile those desires - the Classical desire and the Eclectic desire?

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