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Forum: Lactivism   04-11-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Epicurus
Tabitha darling, PLEASE check your...

Tabitha darling, PLEASE check your PMshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Collette
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-09-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Epicurus
Tabitha, check your PMs!!!! ...

Tabitha, check your PMs!!!!

Collettehttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-06-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,404
Posted By Epicurus
Soul-O, Will you please check your...

Soul-O,
Will you please check your PM'shttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Collette
Forum: Vaccinations   11-28-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,532
Posted By Epicurus
Born in 64 and I had small pox vax and polio...

Born in 64 and I had small pox vax and polio vax. That is all I am aware of.

Collette
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-22-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Epicurus
Good luck! Let us know how it works out and what...

Good luck! Let us know how it works out and what materials you end up usinghttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

My brother asked me to HS his son when he was around 5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-19-2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: The Teenage Liberation Handbook I...

Quote:
The Teenage Liberation Handbook
I agree!

I have a 15 and a 12 yr old and our HSing right now is a result of all that came before. That is not standardized KWIM? I wouldn't have any idea...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-18-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
I will be back. I am gathering my thoughts....

I will be back. I am gathering my thoughts. Thank you for the wonderful thought provoking contributionshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

The dictionary I used, which I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-17-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By Epicurus
I have found that as they get older it is just a...

I have found that as they get older it is just a natural progression that they do more things independent from me. I say follow your heart. The day will come where you will feel comfortable...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-17-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Brisen, Excellent post! You make a good case...

Brisen,
Excellent post! You make a good case for these distinctions being valid at least on some level.
Before I started this exploration I believed a curriculum to be a pre-packaged set of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-17-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Whatever you wish. I was hoping we could discuss...

Whatever you wish. I was hoping we could discuss it and perhaps come to deeper understanding together. You need to go back and see how you have presented yourself. I know it is so much easier to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-17-2005, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
OK Kanpope, But what does that have to do with...

OK Kanpope, But what does that have to do with the real meaning of these words? Can you tie it in?
What you have offered is an excellent example of the bias that provides artificial sense of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2005, 11:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Curriculum is what you either purchase or makeup...

Curriculum is what you either purchase or makeup to educate your child. It may be something very formal or informal.

Textbooks are very biased writings that are meant to give all children the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2005, 10:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Thank you so much ladies. These responses are...

Thank you so much ladies. These responses are all wonderful! I suppose I can say more now. I was inspired from the realization of how these words are used so differently by people in the HSing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2005, 09:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Thank you...

Thank you Brisen!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Collette
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: Textbook: a book written by many...

Quote:
Textbook: a book written by many authors and edited to present information on a topic in a certain format

Curriculum: a plan for learning

Note: I used to be an editor at a textbook...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Great! Consider this a wonderful and bright day...

Great! Consider this a wonderful and bright day to be enjoyed by allhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Collette
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: I didn't realize we weren't supposed to...

Quote:
I didn't realize we weren't supposed to take you at your word.
OK. I hear you and validate you. Now can we move on?

Collette
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: If you want to know how I'd define the...

Quote:
If you want to know how I'd define the terms off the top of my head, I'd pretty much stick to the dictionary definitions.

Curriculum = A set of materials for learning something in a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 12:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: 1. What is a curriculum? ...

Quote:
1. What is a curriculum?



Life. I feel that learning comes naturally simply through living and partaking in life.


Quote:
2. What is a textbook?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 12:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: Curriculum: An overall plan for a...

Quote:
Curriculum:
An overall plan for a period of time, usually a year. It might be formal, organized and written out, or just a list of what you want to accomplish over that period (ie certain...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: textbook = usually boring, although...

Quote:
textbook = usually boring, although possibly more comprehensive than other books. good for higher math.
curriculum = also limiting, often downright stifling, but convenient for an educator...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 12:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: I'm sorry you're so upset by some light...

Quote:
I'm sorry you're so upset by some light humor that's making us happy but in the future it would probably help to really ask what you expect of us as you clarified above.
Thank you. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 12:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
Quote: anyhow...for us? a textbook is...

Quote:
anyhow...for us?
a textbook is something we stare at when we are looking for reference guide type of info....it is fairly useless by itself, but gives us ideas of where else to go for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
It was not a sincere apology. I have no reason...

It was not a sincere apology. I have no reason to offer a sincere apology. For what? Asking two simple questions politely http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Any one of you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-14-2005, 11:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,780
Posted By Epicurus
I have posted here before but not for a while...

I have posted here before but not for a while (you just reminded me why). I didn't know I had to qualify myself. If you don't choose to participate than don't. You don't have to be rude. I am a...
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