Worthy Reads & Blog Business

First, I’d like to say thank you to those who recently began following me on this blog, Facebook and/or Twitter.  And a huge thank you to those who are still following me after all this time.  It means a lot to me.

I’d also like to say thank you for all the supportive comments and e-mails I received after posting my last column “On Homeschooling, Socialization and Religion.”  It heartens me to receive positive feedback on such a sensitive issue.  Even if there’s only a few of you who understand me, I appreciate that, and many of you are opening up and teaching me more about what, exactly, creates a true friendship.  Perhaps a follow-up post is simmering somewhere in the back of my mind.  We’ll see.

 Also, I finally succumbed to Pininterest!  If you’d like to follow me there, I’ll be sure to follow you back.

Worthy Reads

It’s amazing to see all that’s being written in newspapers about homeschooling!  These are just a few of the articles that caught my eye.  It goes to show that word is spreading about homeschooling, and that’s good.  The more people can learn about it, the more they will realize it’s a worthy alternative education.  It’s not an option for everyone, but I know it will challenge what many people consider is a good education.

Homeschooling

Illinois Spotlight: East-central Illinois homeschool families have formed a community – The Republic, Columbus, Indiana

Illinois lets parents decide on home schooling – burridge.suntimes.com

IU instructor organizing global network to study homeschooling – Evansville Courier & Press

Opinion: My Point of View – Powhatan Today – a very impressive article written by a 13-year-old homeschooler!

Homeschooled Kids Are Making Our Education System Look Bad - The Stir

Homeschooling Has Gone Mainstream – westcobb.patch.com

How To Save Money On Homeschooling – Investors.com

Homeschooling gives kids, parents many advantages – Iowa City Press Citizen

Homeschooling 101: Busting some long-held myths about home education – pnj.com

On Building a Community for Homeschoolers

it’s up to us – watching kereru – Thanks to Lori for sending me this link after my post on building an inclusive community.  I think this would make another good topic to research, so if I find any worthy reads about it in the future, I’ll share them with you.

Homeschooling Resources

Teaching perseverance and grit - Project Based Homeschooling’s Camp Creek Blog

A Is for Apps for Education – PCMag.com – A list of apps pre-k through college level!

Geocaching and Education – I have heard of geocaching, and I need to look into it!

What’s In The [work]BOX? Handmade Word Family Game - The Snail’s Trail – My sister sent me a link to this, and I really want to try it!

Education

My View: Education is useless – CNN Schools of Thought – good read!

Back to school by the numbers – CNN Schools of Thought

My View: Parent engagement = Child success – CNN Schools of Thought

Virginia Children Excused From School Last Year Due To Religious Exemptions From Education – Huffington Post

Worst College Majors for Your Career – Yahoo! Finance

Young, Gifted, and Neglected – New York Times

Miscellaneous

10 Great Work-at-Home Jobs – Kiplinger – I know many homeschooling moms need to find some extra income, but there are so many work-from-home scams out there.  It’s nice to see an article highlighting some more reputable opportunities.

2 Comments to “Worthy Reads & Blog Business”

  1. great round-up! and thanks for including me. :)

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