Every summer, when I release my curriculum choices for the upcoming school year, I receive a number of comments regarding the rather random-looking compilation of books. But, although it might look like a hodge-podge collection, there is definite method to my madness.
I am an eclectic homeschooler. Craziness, pure craziness!
But what does that mean exactly? And why would someone choose such an a la carte style of learning?
Well, it's simple. I find value in parts and pieces of many different methods and curriculums. And because I homeschool, I have the liberty to "keep the best and toss the rest" of every one of them.
Here's how and why I do that.
Helpful links5 Tips to Consider When Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum- more info and links for the major methods in home education
Notebooking 101- a six post series on how to get started with Charlotte Mason-style notebooking
10 Reasons Why I Choose a Living-Literature Approach- details the difference between REAL living books and traditional textbooks
An Introduction to Project-Based Learning- explains our monthly independent projects/presentations
Delight-Directed Curriculum Planning Starts With This- an introduction to how I help my children navigate their passions
Recommended ResourcesA Charlotte Mason Home Companion
A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion
The Well-Trained Mind- classical approach
Project Based Homeschooling
The Unschooling Handbook
For more ideas on homeschool choices, be sure to visit iHomeschool Network.