Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Thoughts About Self-Education Over at Milk and Cookies

Amy, at Milk and Cookies, asked if I would do a guest post during the 10 Days of Homeschooling Blog Hop sponsored by Heart of the Matter. I immediately said, "Yes!" and got to sharing some things that have been on my heart as this year completes the grammar stage for Thatcher.

Despite obtaining a degree in education and teaching public school for eight years, I had no idea that there were different methods of (home)schooling when I started out on this journey. Thankfully it was not long after I began educating our oldest that I stumbled across The Well Trained Mind. It immediately clicked for me; this was the education I wished I had received! And the journey to classically educate our boys began.

Now jump forward six years...

To read the rest head over to 10 Days of Classical Education: Day 2 at Milk and Cookies and take a peek.

Also, take some time to check out some of the other "10 Days" posts. I have been inspired and encouraged, and I bet you will be too!

1 comment:

popsiclesontheporch said...

Thanks for sharing Jennefer. What a great word! This is only my second year homeschooling and I am learning so much. I can see how easy it is to get stuck in that whole "research" stage. Thanks for helping me look a little further than where I currently am especially as my children move further along through the trivium stages.

Just to update you: The last time we communicated I was so emotionally spent and was so unsure about the direction of our homeschooling. All the different methods and ways to homeschool was just so overwhelming. I had read much about the classical method but wasn't quite sure how to implement it on my own. Then, I stumbled upon a program called Classical Conversations. Are you familiar with it? Since they didn't have a program out here I am starting up a new campus. Never dreamed that God would ever have me doing such a thing, but here I am! Looking back, I can see how God had been preparing me all along! He is so good! : )

Thanks again for sharing! Perhaps one day we can connect. : )