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#1 of 2 Old 05-08-2011, 11:09 PM - Thead Starter
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If you have one, what is your HS'ing philosophy (i.e. Charlotte Mason-ish, Classical, etc.) Could offer a little explanation of what it means to you and why you do it?

 
Our philosophy has changed through the years. In the beginning we were very "child led" in learning (unschooling).

Different people work differently and that includes children. I have learned through experience that in taking the same approach with each child may prove to be pretty difficult (then again, it also might not). We do what works for each child, and what works best for me as well (but mainly what works best for the boys, comes first).

That being said, right now we lean towards the Charlotte Mason philosophy and I think that it can be tweaked to work for the different personalities of different children. I love the 'living books' concept, but I also read (through some of her supporting materials) that some of the moms have still used text books to support a living book. There's so much more to it than the living books, though. Mason ultimately wanted to keep the curiosity that children have about the world alive and therefore turn them into self-educators.

Our philosophy may change as the boys get older but we are open to that.  duck.gif

 

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We're still unschoolers in many ways, but in some ways, we aren't much different from the public schools.  I have the greatest virtual school.  I just have to make her do it.  The school keeps track of everything she does and we make a print out every month.  It's incredibly easy.

 

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