As a habit, I pile up pages on my Firefox tabs to be read when I have the time. Often, I’d like to share those links with you. But then, time passes, and I get busy, and close them, unable to do them justice.
I’m going to share some of them with you so I can close them and move on.
Space for Commerce blog discusses online schooling. I am a fan of online/virtual schools. Between online schools and charter schools, we’re actually seeing some significant change in public schools. Whether these two options are the “right” way to go, is uncertain. What I do know, is that they are creating their own internal competition, which will force the “regular” public schools to do something to keep up. As it relates to homeschooling, bah, I won’t get into that. Anyway, this is a good commentary. I love when non-homeschoolers understand that homeschooling and other alternative forms of education are good for our country.
Momlovesbeingathome sings the praises of Paperback Book Swap. She sold me on it. I joined too. Now I’m even more inspired to read the books in my piles, so that I can list them on my book swap page. I’m going to need a bookcase just for may PBS books, instead of sending them to the library.
Schoolless has a post about Learning to Bend. She has some great examples of how she has moved from “carefully laid plans” to inspired learning with her kiddos.
Unschooling Voices #12. I haven’t read through all the entries yet. I hope I can before the next one comes out! How long does it take you to read through a carnival?
The Cates at Why Homeschool offer their own plan for our country’s educational system. Great ideas there, although it’s a little frustrating to me because it’s just a mental game we’re playing by even talking about it. I suppose, though, that change has to start somewhere, and who knows when it’ll be a blog that changes things?
That’s it for now (well, I have other tabs, but they aren’t education related). Do you have a bunch of tabs up on your browser?