Lifelong Learning Puzzles

Life gives us lots of choices and challenges for learning.

Puzzles.

Life gives us lots of choices and challenges for learning.

Puzzles.

But they aren’t the kind of puzzles that come packaged in a box with all the pieces you need ready and waiting to be fitted together.  

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Book Review: Slow Homeschooling by Milva MacDonald

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072ZBQZPX

 

 

Slow Homeschooling:Essays About Mindful Homeschooling

This is a small but mighty book.  Just 64 pages, it contains a powerful collection of 23 essays that touch upon a range of issues that parents grapple with as they explore the decision about homeschooling, and more issues that arise once they start on their homeschooling journey.

Take a look at the table of contents:   

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Self-directed Learner Mid-year Mobility Check

 

Mobility is a beautiful thing.

Physical, social, or intellectual

Being able to move, to be fluid, to progress.

To change.

To choose.

To feel the power and joy of moving, reaching, stretching, walking, growing.

Last week I lost my physical mobility for a few days after overdoing it with house and yardwork, party prep, high heat, and too much fun with dancing on the patio in bare feet. My foot screamed at me with redness, swelling and inability to bear weight. Pierre dug out the crutches from my injury of a few years back. My arms and wrists yelled at me as I tried to use the crutches.  There was so much to do, I needed to push, push, push.

But my body was telling me to rest, to ice, to elevate.

To reflect and regroup.  

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Making Parenting Choices: Using the Ask-Try-Do Framework to Change your Approach to Learning

Making parenitng choices and using the As-Try-Do framework to change your approach to learning at www.lisanalbone.com

I love this quote of Diane Flynn Keith:

We can get too easily bogged down in the academic part of homeschooling, a relatively minor part of the whole, which is to raise competent, caring, literate, happy people.

I still shake my head at the time and energy we wasted when we began homeschooling by replicating a school mindset of separating learning from life.

We wasted time looking for the perfect curriculum to follow instead of asking what was really important to do to create a life of learning.

We were so in need of deschooling—especially me, the former schoolteacher.  

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