Category Archives: Thoughts

Avoiding Math Problems

A common refrain on the homeschooling message boards I frequent is when a parent, usually a mother, comes asking about which math program she should switch her child to because the child just isn’t getting it.  It needs to be … Continue reading

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Beyond Joy: Balancing Challenge and Inspiration

Let me first say that I don’t believe in the joy of learning.  I think it is a myth propagated by people who don’t remember their own educations very well, or perhaps were never were truly educated.  Just because I … Continue reading

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Spoon Feeding vs Independent Learning: A False Dichotomy

A persistent myth in the homeschooling community is that independent learning is what all homeschoolers should strive for, and if you do it any other way, you’re “spoon feeding” information. I disagree. Some homeschoolers seem to believe that, especially during … Continue reading

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