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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2016, 02:12 PM
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Views: 1,337
Posted By villagemamma
Sigh. Since this seems to be directed at me, it...

Sigh. Since this seems to be directed at me, it seems discourteous not to respond. I cannot speak for the OP, it would be presumptuous. Arrogant, even.

She does start out by saying she is not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By villagemamma
LOL, well it's called a tangent and it often...

LOL, well it's called a tangent and it often happens in a message board discussion. I, for one, am not questioning the effectiveness of homeschooling as a whole. I stated that a number of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By villagemamma
A little more anecdotal evidence here, but my...

A little more anecdotal evidence here, but my college professor friends have similar experiences with homeschooled students. They also find a significant number of these students in their offices...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-09-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By villagemamma
I kind of agree with the general idea that it...

I kind of agree with the general idea that it would be helpful to do an overall assessment of personal commitments including volunteer activities. Sounds like OP is a stressed (understandably) single...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-09-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By villagemamma
It's tough now but does it help to think that...

It's tough now but does it help to think that being headstrong and disliking being told what to do can be useful qualities in an independent adult. She is more likely to stand up for herself and make...
Forum: Unschooling   04-18-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,803
Posted By villagemamma
I haven't read the book but I'm very interested....

I haven't read the book but I'm very interested. I'll check out the blog too. In the meantime, I have a few basic questions. 
 
What is a "project"? What scale? Are they all independent and...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   03-04-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By villagemamma
You may not realize it, but Catholic elementary...

You may not realize it, but Catholic elementary and high schools are fully funded and part of the public school system in Ontario. They are managed somewhat separately, with their own school boards...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 42,511
Posted By villagemamma
  Wasn't this a sticky before the transition?...


Wasn't this a sticky before the transition? It would be a shame to lose such a great resource list. 
 
 
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,801
Posted By villagemamma
Quote: Originally Posted by moominmamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14712817)
* Things are better now. Let's keep...
Forum: Unschooling   11-23-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,801
Posted By villagemamma
It sounds like the experiment has produced some...

It sounds like the experiment has produced some good results. It was consensual in a way. The children were warned that things needed to change to help the whole family. They had lots of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By villagemamma
What a great idea! What about a general...

What a great idea!

What about a general topic list in case they get stuck for things to write about? Sort of like the madlibs.

Would the cousins like to explore writing in simple codes or...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,952
Posted By villagemamma
Hand made cards are thoughtful. If I know the...

Hand made cards are thoughtful. If I know the teacher celebrates Christmas, we may simply add a small tree ornament.
I usually give something that can be consumed (coffee, tea, chocolates, jams) or...
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