What to do when your philosophy of education is challenged
Whether it’s a spouse or mother-in-law, we all have people in our lives who want to direct our homeschools for us. One way to create space for a meaningful conversation about home education is to provide the meddling (I mean, curious) person with an article to read. Ask the loved one to read the article and then to get back to you with a time to go out for coffee to talk about it!
The goal is to create a shared vocabulary around the topic of homeschool so that the family member doesn’t use “school” ideas as a yard stick for your homeschool efforts.
Examples of homeschool articles to share:
A Call For Homeschool 2.0 by Terry Heick
A Conversation with John Holt by Marlene Bumgarner
Infusing Child-Led Opportunities into a Traditional Approach by Angie Kauffman
Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert
Tidal Homeschooling by Melissa Wiley
Please don’t call my child a reluctant learner by Julie Kirkwood
And Brave Writer’s How Writing is Like Sewing
For more on how this works, check out this Part Two of the scope, Doubting Your Homeschool (Part One is here):
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