The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

  (Volume 1, episode 4 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Russia and Greece Topics: Russian Cossacks,  Russian writers, Ancient Greece, Aristotle, Philosophy Historical characters this episode: Leo Tolstoy–Russian author   I seriously loved both parts of this episode. I think it may be my favorite so far. The first half we […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

  (Volume 1, episode 3 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Vienna, Austria, and Florence, Italy Topics: love, Italian opera, Renaissance art, Galileo and Da Vinci Historical characters this episode: Giacomo Puccini– Italian opera composer Sigmund Freud— Austrian neurologist, father of psychoanalysis Carl Jung—Austrian psychiatrist/psychotherapist, founder of analytic psychology Alfred Adler—Austrian medical doctor […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

  (Volume 1, episode 2 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: British East Africa (now Kenya), and Paris, France Topics: hunting in Africa, early 1900s art scene in Paris Historical characters this episode: Teddy Roosevelt, Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, George Braque, Henri Rousseau This episode was a wonderful […]

Unlecturing

I love that I finally seem to have developed the ability to lecture my 14yr old daughter about life lessons in a way that is goofy and fun, and very UNlecture-y. Just had a long conversation with her about the importance of routine….something I’ve struggled with for YEARS. At least since I became a mom…I was much better about it […]

Homeschooling Step one: RELAX!

Homeschooling Step one: RELAX!

I am a member of a TON of Homeschooling groups on Facebook. A TON. Seriously. I like feeling like I have my finger on the pulse of the homeschooling community. The common thread, which I literally read in post after post EVERY.SINGLE.DAY (no joke), is the STRESS that we are all feeling. The stress of getting started and not really […]

My new “Experience-based Learning” system

My new “Experience-based Learning” system

POST NOTE: Since writing this article, and all the interest it has generated, I created a Facebook group for us to discuss and share ideas on this new idea. Come join us!: Homeschooling with Experience-Based Learning! Also, click here to see all the posts on this website with the EBL category or here to see all the posts with the EBL tag. […]

Why education gaps don’t concern me

Why education gaps don’t concern me

CC Image courtesy of Robert S. Donovan on Flickr Gaps in my children’s homeschool education don’t concern me. I hear homeschoolers express fear over the dreaded “gaps” in their child’s education all the time. It’s all over the internet, particularly rampant among newbie homeschoolers. But veteran homeschoolers are living in this fear as well. I truly believe it’s causing unnecessary stress, […]