By Ann Zeise
At some of the sessions I attended at the Home=Education Conference in Sacramento on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, 1999, I took photographs of the speakers. I’m not including here photos of the speakers I’ve already posted on the “Ice Ceam Social” page.
Peggy is the editor of Mothering Magazine. She spoke on Home As Haven: Why there’s no place like home for real learning. She encouraged us to focus not on “How do I keep up with the public schools?” but with “How can I help this child express their unique self?”
In Canada they apparently call homeschooling “domestic education.” Peggy suggested a better name: “WILD Education” because our children aren’t caged all day. She suggested some activist reading: The War Against Parents
Soul of a Citizen : Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time
A marvelous actress, Dawna portrayed at least a half a dozen teenagers given the same assignment (to read The Diary of Anne Frank, write a report and build a model of her attic) and how each, according to their nature and learning style might accomplish the assignment or not.Dawna is the author of:
No Enemies Within : A Creative Process for Discovering What’s Right About What’s Wrong
Harold Jacob’s high school-level math books, as Pam Sorooshian commented, are the only “text” books that unschoolers seem to really like. The author, like his books, are personable and fun. His are the books our high school son uses.
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor
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