I just had a nice little ‘chat’ with Laura Grace Weldon of “Free Range Learning” fame. How cool is that! It made me feel a lot less isolated, to talk to someone on the other side of the world who’s so well-known in the worldwide homeschooling community. How gracious of her to spend time with me on her blog (which I’d just discovered due to wordpress’s reading suggestions. Thank goodness she also blogs on wordpress!).
I’m so excited I don’t know how I’m going to get to sleep in about half an hour!
See the link here and there are lots of other great articles. I like the one about the wrongness of coercing children which had some great discussion about productive boredom in the comments afterwards. I have posted about this too – I think boredom can lead to great creativity although it is sometimes, as a commentor pointed out, a plea for attention when you’ve been a bit too busy or if they’re tired or recovering from illness. Laura Grace Weldon rocks!