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Homeschooling: The Greatest Learning Journey You’ll Ever Take

Homeschooling: The Greatest Learning Journey You’ll Ever Take

Homeschooling: The Greatest Learning Journey You'll Ever Take By Linda Dobson Homeschooling. The word conjures up many different images in the minds of those who contemplate it. Some see siblings gathered around the kitchen table as their mother reviews a list of vocabulary words prior to a test. Others envision the families they bump [...]

Teachers Turn to Homeschooling and Love the Difference

Teachers Turn to Homeschooling and Love the Difference

Teachers Turn to Homeschooling and Love the Difference By Linda Dobson Teachers, those parents with the most direct knowledge of school classrooms, are turning to homeschooling in growing numbers. Former teachers with intimate knowledge of the way the system works offer important comparisons between public or private school and [...]

Homeschooling: Trusting In Yourself and Your Child

Homeschooling: Trusting In Yourself and Your Child

Homeschooling: Trusting In Yourself and Your Child By Linda Dobson John Holt, often credited as the "granddaddy of homeschooling," in his landmark book How Children Learn (Dell, 1967), boiled down the complicated business of helping children learn into just two words: "Trust children." This sounds so simple, but in our culture it just may [...]

The Best Thing about Home Is That It Isn’t a School At All

The Best Thing about Home Is That It Isn’t a School At All

The Best Thing about Home Is That It Isn't a School At All By Linda Dobson I know. You’re inundated with the hoopla of “going back to school” for most of the summer. Maybe you picked up some new learning supplies recently, thanks to the sales. Your kids have watched their friends disappear into the big yellow bus. It’s time to start [...]

Celebrating the Life of Homeschooling Pioneer Nancy Plent

Celebrating the Life of Homeschooling Pioneer Nancy Plent

Celebrating the Life of Homeschooling Pioneer Nancy Plent By Linda Dobson I was fortunate, indeed, to have the privilege of meeting and working with Nancy Plent many years ago. We were both writers so she asked for input on her book, An A" in Life, about some of history's most famous homeschooling giants. She coordinated a homeschooling [...]

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