Monday, August 18, 2008

Home Spun comic strip #257

Home Spun comic strip #257

I have this theory that some of the most common misconceptions about homeschooling are caused by the word itself. I know I'm not alone in this theory. I don't know of many homeschoolers who limit their "formal" education to the home. They may take their books on the road, join learning co-ops, take courses, spend more time in libraries, museums...the possibilities are endless. Many of us search for a more accurate term to describe our form of education. I'm sure some of my readers are thinking of new words for their education style as they read this. I don't imagine the word homeschooling will be replaced anytime soon, but it's fun to try to describe it more accurately. You know, for the sake of the uninformed.

2 comments:

TheMFamily said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes homeschoolers are on the road SO much we have to remember to settle down and schedule time to actually BE home. I would like it if my kids could say it differently. Which is why it is fun to name the homeschool so the kids have an answer to the incessant questions of "Where do you go to school." I like the idea of "Parentally Mentored". Or "Lifeschooled"

appleleaf said...

I wish somebody would think of a word or phrase that perfectly expresses it. I've heard a few yet none of them sound just right. Perhaps this is because there are as many different ways of doing it as there are families.
Wow, that torch juggling looks stunning! You must enjoy doing the workshops.
Blessings,
Paula

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