by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle
About a year ago, my educational philosophy crystallized. I’d been home schooling our six kids for four years. I had tried lots of approaches, but found I wasn’t a purist. I had lots of opinions, but I wasn’t an ideologue.
I could tell you why my educational philosophy revolves around four main strategies – cooperating in groups, independent motivation, technology as a tool, and creating experiences – but I’ll save that exposition for another time.
Right now, I’m going to be like Linda Richman, the fabulous old host of Saturday Night Live’s Coffee Talk and give YOU the topic to discuss: What is school for?
Here is a perspective that might influence your answer: Stop Stealing Dreams by Seth Godin at TEDxYouth
Now, discuss amongst yourselves (and feel free to share what you come up with)!