Homeschooling

How to Know If a Child Is Progressing

How to Know If a Child Is Progressing

There is often a lot of talk in new-to-homeschooling groups about being afraid their child won't progress as they had been in school. I often get questions about how parents can measure progress without the exams they are so accustomed to as a gauge for success.⠀ ⠀...

Core Beliefs About Education

Core Beliefs About Education

You already have a belief about education. ⁣   ⁣Is it merely about an imparting of pedagogical information from one person to another, or is it more?⁣ Is the adult the sole decision-maker?⁣ Is education the drilling of skills?⁣   Or, Do you aim to understand...

Plan With the End In Mind

Plan With the End In Mind

As parents and educators, we can get a little off-kilter about educational goals. We are tempted by sparkling new curricula and we wonder if we are doing enough. ⁣ We want to do better. We'll be more organized. We'll do all the things, and all the strategies, and all...

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Standardized Tests Are Ableist

Standardized Tests Are Ableist

Standardized tests are inherently ableist.   This one-size-fits-all method of evaluation is highly problematic and often debated in conventional schooling (only skimming on the fact that it’s discriminatory). In the homeschool setting, they’re an abomination.⁣...

Standardized Tests Are Ableist

Standardized Tests Are Ableist

Standardized tests are inherently ableist.   This one-size-fits-all method of evaluation is highly problematic and often debated in conventional schooling (only skimming on the fact that it’s discriminatory). In the homeschool setting, they’re an abomination.⁣...