Living books are a vital and necessary part of a living education. They are full of ideas and personality that sparks the imagination, imparting interest in the subject, and building a love for learning. But how do you know if a book is a living book? How do you tell a living from a dead book? Jeannie Fulbright shares the way you can tell almost immediately if a book is a living book. She gives examples from living books and twaddle. By implementing the method Jeannie describes, you can easily identify a living book.Read More
Jeannie Fulbright interviews a dad who homeschools, Sean Sherrod. Jeannie and Sean discuss the issues that are unique to fathers who are the primary educator, as well as how having a father involved in the child's education benefits children. This podcast also encourages fathers, even those that work, to get involved in their children's education, because dads really can homeschool, too.Read More
Julie and Shay are back with another installment of their virtual book club! In this episode, they discuss Chapter 4 of Charlotte Mason’s A Philosophy of Education entitled Authority and Docility. Their discussion of these qualities may not be what you are expecting!
Many families are hesitant to take up homeschooling simply because they view the option as very expensive. It’s true that some people spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on homeschooling, but it is possible to homeschool on a budget?Read More
Once you’ve assembled your curriculum for the year, as well as any resources and online programs you’ll be supplementing with, you’ll be ready to get a solid plan and, lesson plans for homeschooling, prepared for the school year. Even if your plan is loose, or you intend to utilize Unschooling or child-led learning, it’s still a plan, and you can make the most of it.Read More