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To Allow and Help People to Shape Themselves

To Allow and Help People to Shape Themselves

To Allow and Help People to Shape Themselves By Linda Dobson This week many members of the homeschooling community took time to remember the life of John Holt on the anniversary of his death. John Holt was a school teacher and author who grew disillusioned with trying to change the system from within. He subsequently championed by-passing the [...]

What’s a Test? Why Unschoolers Test Scores Prove Nothing about Method

What’s a Test? Why Unschoolers Test Scores Prove Nothing about Method

What's a Test? Why Unschoolers Test Scores Prove Nothing about Method By Linda Dobson On September 8, 2011, results from a study by Concordia and Mount Allison University. The study's intent was to compare 74 children living in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick: 37 who were homeschooled, which included 12 unschoolers, versus 37 who attended [...]

Seven Habits of Happy Homeschooling

Seven Habits of Happy Homeschooling

Seven Habits of Happy Homeschooling  By Linda Dobson  What makes a homeschooling family happy and successful? Over the past twenty-some years I’ve had opportunity to converse with homeschoolers across the country and from around the world; some of them happy, some of them not-so-happy. I see that I used the word “converse” but, [...]

Homeschooling: Leap of Faith Required

Homeschooling: Leap of Faith Required

Homeschooling: Leap of Faith Required By Linda Dobson Reading about a teacher-turned-homeschooler who saw that schooling greatly interfered with family rhythm is a great way to start the day! I love that, once again, it was a young child's simple and innocent questions, "Why can't I go to the pond to catch frogs with you? Do I have to go [...]

Today’s Homeschooling Learning Journey

Today’s Homeschooling Learning Journey

Today's Homeschooling Learning Journey 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 into at the grocery [...]

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