I received this comment:
I’m so sorry to hear about your technical challenges lately. I hope your work is coming together better now.
Just dropping a note to see if in one of your blog posts you could address how your family homeschool and what things you value as you frame your curriculum choice. I know you’re full of so much wisdom and humor.
Took your advice to have my 13-yo son learn Spanish through Duolingo. He is really interested in learning now and self-propelled because of it.
Blessings and peace,
Here is my reply:
I’m not sure I am the person qualified to respond to such a question. My wife and I are still trying to figure it out. I suppose we’ll probably have it all solved by the time our last kid leaves home. 🙂
I don’t know if you have seen this, but, this is the way I was homeschooled when I was a kid: https://www.compassclassroom.com/homeschooling. This is certainly what we are attempting to do with my own children.
I want my kids to read extensively, spend a lot of time outside, and, if possible, pursue what they’re interested in.
This is how I was educated. I read extensively, spent a ridiculous amount of time outside, and pursued what fascinated me. Turns out, languages, history, and exploration fascinated me. They still fascinate me.
When it comes to homeschooling my kids, I always look for the simple solution. Don’t get me wrong. I am rarely interested in the easy solution. As you very likely know, simple does not mean easy.
I hope this helps a little. Happy to keep this conversation alive.