Michele Quigley wants to start a bit of discussion:
Her discussion starter: "What is Education?"
Below is Michele's list of questions, and my answer to the first one. (I plan to answer them in separate posts, because each question is post-worthy on its own.)
I hope you'll chime in with responses, your own list of answers, or links to posts you've done on the topic and/or these questions.
What have you read?
Here's the list of what I can remember. Each of them was useful to me at some point in our homeschooling journey:
Catholic Education: Homeward Bound : A Useful Guide to Catholic Home Schooling by Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hasson
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, by Laura Bergquist
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense, by David Guterson
How Children Learn, by John Holt
How Children Fail, by John Holt
Homeschooling with Gentleness by Suzie Andres
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
Schoolproof by Mary Pride
Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves by Alison McKee
The Catholic Homeschool Companion, compiled by MaureenWittmann
Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
A Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison
The Homeschool Journey by Susan and Michael Card
Educating the Wholehearted Child by Sally and Clay Clarkson
Real Learning by Elizabeth Foss
One hundred and one Devotions for Homeschool Moms by Jackie Wellwood
Homeschooling the Teen Years by Cafi Cohen
Homeschooling High School by Jeanne Gowen Dennis
Haystack Full of Needles by Alice Gunther
This booklist is a visual representation of our style -- part CM, a dash of classical, a bit of unschooling.
What have you read that inspired you?
What’s your experience?
How have your ideas about education evolved and changed over time (if they have).
Why did you choose to homeschool?
What’s working? What’s not working?
What are you aiming for?