Learning at Home

An education manifesto.

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“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”  Deuteronomy 11: 18-20

We are family first – but also fellow human beings, destined to discover the beauty and wonder of this world together.  Relationships drive our days.  Love covers all.

We educate the whole person, knowing there is so much more to life we need to know than just head knowledge.

We value progress, not perfection.

We find God in it all.

Our to-do list – while a guide – is not our authority, and therefore does not rule.

We are eclectic in our methods.  We believe that time in nature, a great discussion, a good book, or a well-timed giggle session all have the power to teach us much of what we really need to know; textbooks and worksheets have their place, too.

We seek to serve our world, our community, each other.  We do our part.

The goal is compassionate leaders, voracious readers, world-changers, lifelong learners, and independent, responsible people who love with wild abandon.

We live and learn one day at a time, knowing that each new sunrise brings a fresh start; a new beginning.

Photo // Unsplash

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