Farewell Father- RIP Jerry T. Smith

Early in the morning on Sunday March 29th the world lost a very great man. Cameron’s father, Jerry T. Smith, passed[…]

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Un-schooling- How do They Learn Without Formal Lessons?

The idea of un-schooling often scares people. How on Earth can a child learn if you don’t have regular formal lessons? I thought I’d give a snapshot of one day to show exactly how this works in our home. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the day for our children to learn about a variety of subjects. The world is our schoolhouse, and we never stop learning.

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Homeschool Objection Obliteration- I am not a trained teacher

“I would love to homeschool, but I don’t know enough to be able to teach my kids everything.”

“How can a mom who is not a trained teacher possibly teach everything a child would learn in public education?”

“I can’t teach my kids math/science/music/etc. because I’m not very good at it myself.”

Time to obliterate this objection.

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flying child|homeschool|life learning|Common Core

Are You Common?

Our educational system is based on the idea that every child is “common” and should perform to common standards. I want more for my children. I want more for myself.

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