Researching homeschooling methods and preparation: Reggio Emilia and project based learning.
Children should start attending school later, not earlier, Canadian development psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld reveals. “Early learning” programs for young children have no benefits for kids, he adds. So why are governments running down the opposite track? Attachment Parenting, School, Canada, Healthy Relationships, Earli Learn, Young Children, Early Learning, Child Life, Nurtur Children
Nurturing children: Why “early learning” doesn’t help | Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
Don't Plan Ahead, Plan Along! Project-based homeschooling: Planning | Project Based Homeschooling
Marbles Rolling: Homeschool: Let Go or Be Dragged Roscoe's interests have rapidly taken on a life of their own. Some days I wonder where this homeschooling gig is taking us, but I can't help but marvel at his enthusiasm and joy for learning about the world that he inhabits.
A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Parenting Books
A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.
Is Your Child Ready to Read? A Checklist. Marcy Axness provides a list of various ways you can tell if your child is ready to read, and gives advice for fostering reading readiness.
Where can you find over 100 free unit studies? Boy Scouts! The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program offers great merit badge materials to its Scouts, which my older sons used on their way to achieving their Eagle Scout ranks.
Setting Children Up to Hate Reading... There is a mistaken idea of what young children should be able to do—what is age-appropriate. Here’s a list of what “typical” children know upon entering kindergarten...
In this post, Gray elaborates on the 75 unschooled respondents’ evaluations of their unschooling experience. Asking questions including: - If you choose to have children, do you think you will choose to unschool them? -What was your social life like growing up? -What, for you, were the main advantages of unschooling? -What, for you, were the main disadvantages of unschooling? Inspir Homeschool, Educ Polit, Homeschool Idea, Homeschool Encourag
What Do Grown Unschoolers Think of Unschooling? IV in Series | Psychology Today
Teacher Tom: Falling Behind. "It seems that the powers that be in our respective nations have decided to sell parents on the snake oil that if your child isn't starting to read by five-years-old she is "falling behind." They are doing this despite the fact that every single legitimate study ever done on the subject recommends that formal literacy education (if we ever even need it) not begin until a child is seven or eight years old."
Teacher Tom: "Falling Behind"
We Don't Need No Education At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free.
“Unschooling has always been sort of code for being secular,” explains Patrick Farenga, who runs the unschooling website JohnHoltGWS.com. “It’s about understanding that learning is not a special skill that happens separate from everything else and only under a specialist’s gaze. It’s about raising children who are curious and engaged in the world alongside their families and communities.”
Marbles Rolling: How we came to Homeschooling Part 2: Saying yes to the boldheart life, saying yes to homeschooling
The National Home Education Research Institute lets parents sign up for free updates on notable research findings, plus buy materials such as the “Getting Started Packet,” which includes information about choosing a curriculum and finding support groups in your community Institut Nheri, Find Support, Parent Sign, Support Group
National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)
A calendar of upcoming inclusive homeschool conferences and secular homeschool conferences by date and location.