The older I get the more I’m convinced people are on autopilot most of the time. Not everyone, but if one purposefully uses the instinctive ability to form habits they can build a happy healthy life. The good news is there’s no such thing as ‘too old’. The bad news is it’s really quite easy to master so there’s no more excuses. (OK, that’s really just more good news.) Like this:
Understanding how habits work makes it possible to take control of your life: what you think or eat, how you move or react to emotions, your internal sense of what you can achieve. Working towards a goal and having a plan are the starting points from which you can educate yourself and your family.
Last time I wrote a philosophy of education statement it was based on the Charlotte Mason method of giving children something to do, something to read, and something to love. It was also focused on the environment with such considerations as being surrounded by nature, by good books, and by art and music. Now I’m expanding that and focusing on how to support parents.
My philosophy of education today is to leverage the sciences of learning, habits, and gamification to construct educational systems and curricula that are naturally engaging, effective, and enjoyable.
Your assignment (should you choose to accept it) is to develop your philosophy of education and post it somewhere. How do you think your kids learn or how do you define your job as a homeschooling parent?