The decision to homeschool

The decision to homeschool

While she’s had some time during her pregnancy, Melanie’s been reading up on homeschooling and is starting a series of posts on the topic at her blog. Read the first entry to see where she’s going with it.

One of my projects during this gestational semester when I’m not teaching is to read up on homeschooling. I know, I know, it’s a bit early to think about the kid’s academic career when she won’t even be born until May. But I need a project now and after she’s born I won’t necessarily have as much free time for reading as I’ve been used to up to now. (Though I maintain I won’t ever become one of those mothers who “doesn’t have time to read.” I’ve never in my life been too busy to steal time for a good book. Reading is like breathing, I wouldn’t know how to stop.) I’m going to post short reviews of all the books I’m looking at. That way I’ll have a written record of them when five years from now it will be time to start seriously putting together a plan of action. But I thought before I jumped into individual books I should explain my philosophy of education and why I’m considering homeschooling in the first place.

Update: And the second entry on the book “The Well Trained Mind” by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise.

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Domenico Bettinelli