Category Archives: Educational Paradigms

Do Creationist curricula meet the National Standards?

This question was just brought up on a list I belong to by a person wishing to homeschool with a Christian worldview, and I thought I’d try to address it.  Here’s what I wrote in response:

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Snapshot of a Day

The first book I read about homeschooling, about ten years ago, was Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days, by Nancy Lande, which tells the stories of a single day in the life of dozens of homeschooling families. It was THE book … Continue reading

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I’m kind of scared of power tools.  I know how to use them, but I don’t have the right benches and clamps to hold things while I work, so I always feel a bit encumbered when working, and thus unsafe. … Continue reading

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Co-op? No, thank you.

I’ve just come to the disappointing decision that our family will not be participating in the local elementary homeschool coop this winter and spring.  The leader worked hard to bring the cost down, the activities sounded interesting, and I know … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Problem Child

I’m part of a trend.  I’ve been looking at, and writing about, the industrial model of education, and how it just doesn’t work for what our citizenry or economy need in the 21st century.  Alvin Toffler may have started it … Continue reading

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