For those parents being dragged kicking and screaming into the homeschool life by sudden necessity, I thought it might be helpful to lay out my families plans and curriculum, sprinkled with some advice.
This is not meant to be a prescription. Homeschooling is personal and different for every family and child. That’s part of what makes it great. It’s flexible. But it can also be overwhelming. So take this post as a few signposts on the road that you can choose to follow or not, and even if you don’t arrive at the same destination as me, at least you won’t be completely lost.
Continue reading Crash Course – Our Homeschool Plans and Curriculum
Taleb notes in Skin in the Game that “Education is a luxury good.”
Organized education in a society is a result of wealth and success, not the other way around. The school of hard knocks is a much better educator toward actual success, and the modern University system is more of a parasite than an engine. It is a massive wealth transfer from the middle class to bureaucrats and real estate developers.
Organized education is not the root from which springs progress and civilization, but rather one of the branches. And probably a branch that needs to be trimmed back.
Nothing is more annoying than a branch that thinks it’s the whole tree.
I’ve put together a workbook to help your child memorize 15 different Proverbs. In the form of a daily journal, it adds a bit of writing each day, and at the end of the week, they should have a fresh Proverb engraved on their mind.
The series title is taken from Proverbs 8:6: “Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right…”
Perfect for homeschoolers!
You can buy the ebook to print out yourself here. Unlimited copies, limited only by your paper and ink supply.
If you would like a week’s sample of the workbook, you can fill out this form.
Eventually, I will have physical copies you can buy that I can then mail to you in real life, but I am still working out some details.
Anyway, check out the sample. If you like it and want to wait for the printed copies, let me know in the comments below.
If this is helpful for enough people, I’ll put some more of these together.
Choosing to homeschool your children will not solve your problems. Rather, it trades one set of problems for a different set of problems, and your new problems almost entirely originate from the person you see when you look in the mirror.
Continue reading Homeschooling – Good News and Bad News