This year my daughter turns three. This milestone and a new year I have decided to be more intentional about homeschooling. Not to mean I’m really homeschooling at all and research shows that early academics are bad for children. We are just living and learning.
However, *I* am being more intentional about my homeschooling philosophy. This helps me solidify my ideas and makes it easy (err..easiER) to explain to people what the heck I’m doing. As Aellyn gets older and I watch her learn (while I facilitate) I want to recognize her accomplishments toward a learning goal. In school that would be learning a certain amount of math by x age or achieving a certain test score. What about at home?
I was thinking about “subjects”. Since I have no intention of purchasing a curriculum I won’t really be teaching (well, I won’t really be “teaching” at all) the traditional subjects. My kids will learn to read, write, and do math but that is NOT the end goal of their education. They are only tools on the path to their self realization of their potential.
So, what do I want them to learn? I created this presentation to describe the formation of my curriculum or philosophy of homeschooling. This is a work in progress and I’ll be tweaking it as time goes on. Your comments or questions are very welcome!
This is best viewed in full screen or click here to leave BBD and view on Prezi. This does require flash – sorry I don’t have a static version to share (yet).
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