I am admittedly a curriculum junkie. I’ve pretty much tried it all. I love the smell and look of fresh, new (or new-to-us) books. Sometimes I actually use them from front to back, but many, many times I browse, and then pass along to another curriculum-addicted mom like myself.
Since I began homeschooling, I have been drawn to many different philosophies and used parts and pieces of many different approaches including Waldorf, Montessori, Unschooling, and Classical. I’m not a huge fan of labels, but you might call me an “eclectic” homeschooler. As my girls grow, I find myself mostly drawn to the Classical and Unschooling approaches. I cannot be considered a “pure” or “radical” unschooler, mostly because I enjoy the planning and the control, and (did I alredy mention?) the CHOOSING of the curriculum.
When I came across this fun survey from eclectic-homeschool.com I found that my results very accurately portrayed my beliefs. My highest scores were for Classical and Unschooling.
Take the survey here.
What are your high scores? Have you changed approaches in your homeschool over the years?
Somehow I missed posting about this GIANT of a convention last year, and this year I promised not to forget!
Sign up now at to hear all the great speakers, and soak in all the homeschool in Florida awesomeness!
Use my new appointment scheduler! Choose a day and time that works for you. Just be sure to send your samples at least 5 days ahead of time, and send your payment at least 2 days ahead of time, and I’ll call you at your scheduled time! Click on “Book Now”.
Hello all! If you are in need of an evaluation this year, please note that I will only be scheduling evaluations beginning June 23rd this summer.
If you are an established client, please be sure to plan on sending in your samples and scheduling calls with me during that time. Please feel free to contact me before then to book your appointment time!
I will be accepting new clients after June 23d. If you are a new client wishing to become an established client, please contact me here!
I look forward to talking with all of you again this year.
This is an interesting article about the fastest growing type of education today!
I thought this was hysterical. We need a homeschooling mom version too!
I’m partial to Stanford University for a couple of reasons. First, my girls participate in Stanford University’s EPGY program, and secondly, my grandmother’s relatives both worked for the University; one as Dean of something-or-another and the other as head librarian. Note to self: start working on documenting these things so that your girls know their history.
Sign up here for EDUC115N: How to Learn Math taught by Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education.
Who is this course for?
This course is for teachers of math (K-12) or for other helpers of students, such as parents. After the summer I will release a student version of this course. This course provides an opportunity for teachers and parents to preview the ideas for students and think about how they may be useful, as well as learn from new research ideas and share ideas with other teachers and parents who enroll in the course.
Maybe I’ll “see” you there!
If you have general questions about homeschooling in Florida, are looking for advice or support, please browse this entire site. You will likely find what you are looking for. If you have more in-depth questions, please contact your local school board office.
I strive to encourage and support all of you, however, I am no longer able to return every phone call I receive. I DO try my best to return general inquiries via email, so PLEASE email me first. That is your best chance of getting a response.
I’m happy to help and encourage as much as I can, however, my phone time is extremely limited. If you are inquiring about an evaluation, I will return your call, however, the quickest way to receive a response is to reach out to me by email.
Thanks for understanding!
If you are technologially challenged, and have done face-to-face evaluations wtih me in the past, this post is for you.
As you may know, my schedule no longer allows me to do face-to-face evaluations. It was my hope that I’d find a local evaluator and post their contact information here on my site. Unfortunately, try as I might, I haven’t been able to find anyone locally to refer you to.
Most of my clients will switch over to the online evaluation which is easy to do, however, if you would rather meet with someone in person, you can contact Jan Zeiger (Seminole County), who may have some openings. Jan and I have known each other for years and you will be in good hands with her. You can contact her at Janzeiger.com.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer!
On April 21st my email stopped working. I was communicating with current clients via my personal email which I don’t like to do because I get a LOT of junk there and wading through it for important emails is sometimes frustrating. But not as frustrating as tryingt to figure out WHY my email wasn’t working and then on top of it finding out that my site was down.
In all fairness, it was totally my fault. I have a GREAT hosting company and I’ve been pleased with them for almost 5 years. Turns out I never got the email reminding me that my site needed to be renewed, not because it got buried in the junk mail, but because I never updated my address. Note to self: you do not NEED 4 or 5 email accounts.
After talking with my terrific hosting company and logging back into my cpanel and fixing things, all is well again. Unfortunately, I cannot retrieve any messages that were sent between March 21st and April 1st, so if you tried to contact me through email during that time, please try again!
Many apologizies for the inconvenience! Now that everything is fixed and good to go again, I’m considering updating the site and adding a better graphic to the homepage. If you are versed in photography and can size an image just right and want to graciously send me an image to use, I’ll be happy to give you credit. Just send me an email and I’ll be sure to get it and respond!