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History of Contemporary Homeschool

July, 2017

Homeschooling, though not a new phenomenon, has become an increasingly popular social movement in America. Homeschoolers have more than doubled over the years, with homeschool, according to Murphy (2013) becoming a more popular choice among parents, making homeschool more mainstream in American culture than an unconventional mean of education (Murphy, 2013). 244 more words

Teach Your Own - John Holt - Chapter 2

I am reading another John Holt book, so I have a lot I want to talk about. This book is Teach Your Own, the how and why of homeschooling. 862 more words


Revisiting 'Growing Without Schooling'

Today, I spent my morning on Memory Lane. In the process of going through stuff, I gathered a pile of old Growing Without Schooling magazines dating from about 1991 to 2001. 456 more words


"How children learn" - John Holt (1)

I read today an idea in this book that seems very meaningful to me: “… this book can be summed up in two words – … 282 more words


Fear and Failure

He is not stupid. In spite of his nervousness and anxiety, he is curious about some things, bright, enthusiastic, perceptive, and in his writing highly imaginative. 705 more words


Learning All The Time - Part Two - Unconditional Parenting

‚ÄčI am still gathering my thoughts after reading this insightful book by John Holt about how young children can and will learn by themselves. (Learn more about the book… 660 more words