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I really like the concept of the children directing their learning. I found that’s how my son is; he’d rather learn something in his time and in his way rather than in a specified time in which I’d like it to happen (it’s the teacher in me!). For instance, when he was 3 1/2, I tried to start teaching him how to write his letters. He didn’t like sitting down at the table to do a lesson. A month after I tried, he started writing his letters on his own on an easel, copying how they looked on magnets.
As a modern-day hippie/bohemian/free spirit, I find that it is often hard for me (and others like me) to find a job, a stable income, or any money at all sometimes! So I decided to write this article as a resource for all the hippies, bohemians, and free spirits out there who are creative, hardworking, and simply need to find a way to make ends meet, do what they want for once, or change careers and lifestyles altogether. I truly hope it helps people.
Ereiser AKA Elana Reiser didn’t always want to be a teacher, but once she made the decision, she really leaned into it. She has a BA and MA in mathematics from Binghampton University and an Ed.D. in Mathematics from Teachers College, Columbia University. She’s taught math at St. Joseph’s College since 2003 and is the author of Teaching Mathematics Using Popular Culture.
I am homeschooling/Unschooling my child. This, should be an alternative for parents like me. Technology will continue to evolve, there will be more Charter Schools, more people will be home schooling their children and students with special needs will once again go to schools geared to meeting their specific needs.
Shawna, my kids enjoyed all of these although we are not familiar with the signing ones they look cool. I would also add an oldie but goodie which is the Schoolhouse Rock dvds; multiplication rocks, science rocks, grammar rocks and america rocks. They are really good and the kids learn so many different things from them. Great hub!!