Hey guys (need your help)
Posted by Zuleka Irvin on Oct 15, 2010 - 02:33 PM
It's been a LONG time since I've posted anything. I am still trying to figure out this whole study/socialize/free time deal in college.
Anyway, my drawing instructor brought up an important dilemma about her son today. My school is in a small town, so she had to move to a larger (but still small) town in order to commute without hassle. She had a hard time finding a school with enough resources, and currently her son is in a K-12 school because it at least has two art teachers, and a high-school type of gym and okay facilities. Even still she finds that student creativity is stifled at the school and potentially for her young son. I believe he is in kindergarten. She is attending a conference about whether or not to remove her child. She expressed to our class that she wishes to homeschool him. I have the urge to send her information about unschooling, but I don't quite have a definition (which is okay, but definitions are important for people who don't love looking into this stuff as I do). I was thinking of linking her to http://joyfullyrejoycing.com/unschooling/howunschoolingworks.html;
. Then I would tell her about alternative education.
What I really want to know is, what can I say to her without sounding like a ...non-school thumper? That's the last thing that I want, but I am still excited to tell someone new about alternative education.