Aug 20, 2018
The Moms I Know discuss the importance of making a thoughtful and intentional decision when choosing the way that your family will approach education and when making the proper choice of how to educate each child in your family. Maria and Sheila offer insight and suggestions from their personal and professional lives for investigating your options and give you ideas for the types of things you will want to consider when determining the best approach for each of your children.
"There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry --
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll --
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul --"
- There is No Frigate Like a Book (1286) by Emily Dickinson
Drawing on their personal and professional experience, Sheila and Maria discuss their approaches to education and the important things each family should consider when determining the best options for educating their family. Education is a very personal choice and a very important choice and the right option for each child might be a moving target. We want to share with you what defines each type of education and reassure you that you do not have to be an educator to be a homeschool parent. If you are considering homeschooling as a possibility for your family, we want to offer you support and insight from our personal journies as well as provide you with some ideas for creating curriculum that is meaningful and relevant for your child.
Resources From This Episode
Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: https://wimpykid.com/
E.B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780060289355/the-trumpet-of-the-swan/
Marguerite Henry, Brighty of the Grand Canyon: https://www.amazon.com/Brighty-Canyon-Marguerite-Horseshoe-Library/dp/0689714858
Scott O'Dell, Streams to the River, River to the Sea: https://www.amazon.com/Streams-River-Sea-Scott-ODell/dp/0618966420
Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House: https://www.magictreehouse.com/
Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins: https://www.amazon.com/Island-Blue-Dolphins-Scott-ODell/dp/0547328613