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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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
Worst College Majors for Your Career – Yahoo! Finance
Young, Gifted, and Neglected – New York Times
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.