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Thursday, January 14, 2010
My friend Sonya is full of wisdom!
My friend Sonya Haskins wrote the book for my giveaway, "Homeschooling for the Rest of Us." Today, as her Facebook status she put this:
Education is not the ability to memorize something and correctly answer true/false or multiple choice questions on the topic. When someone TRULY learns something, they UNDERSTAND it to the point that they have the ability to discuss it, describe it, or otherwise share the information with someone else as if they themselves had been transformed into the "teacher."
I'm Carolyn. I'm the 3rd oldest of 11 kids, the 1st adopted of 8, and the oldest girl of 4. I live in Northeast Tennessee with my 3 kids, husband Andy, and dog Max. I turn 40 in August right after my first grandchild is born!
I "unschool" my kids and love EVERY minute of it! What does this mean? For us, this means that I let my kids learn about what they are interested in, when they are interested in doing so...be it History, Science, Reading, or whatever! The only exception is Math. I loosely follow a Math curriculum with them the closer they get to high school and Charlie LOVES Math and so at 4 years old, he's doing it all the time anyway.