WordPress has just informed me that, this year, 8,400 people from 61 different countries saw this blog. I never knew so many people followed my educational ramblings!
I am humbled. And I am excited.
In 2014 I turned 70 and realized I have been involved in this thing called homeschooling for over 30 years. My overriding passion all these years has been to motivate parents not to replicate the public school in their homes.
How have I been doing? Have I been too nice? Maybe it’s time to take off the gloves and “tell it like it is” (?). How about if we all decide to take the advice of former New York State Teacher-of-the-Year, John Taylor Gatto, who encourages us to, “Find out what the public school does and do something else.”
Are you willing to begin thinking outside the box? Or, maybe you already are. Are you willing to get outside the box? Are you willing to allow your kids to do the same?
Speaking of thinking outside the box, here is a fun video for you to watch. [Warning: This is not a Christian video, and I don’t endorse everything in it; but it definitely demonstrates “outside the box” thinking!].
Next year will be The Year of the Entrepreneur: giving your kids an alternative to preparing them for employment. Times they are a-changing and we need to be aware of how to prepare our students for a changing world. More about this in coming posts.
Now, go buy my new book. Yes, now…Get it here.
Go here to see my personal recommendations for homeschoolers.
Happy New Year to all of you around the world. Let me hear from you. Write something, below. In other words, leave a comment–please.
I am available to speak at conferences. Just sayin’…