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- Great books from history and literature should be used in place of textbooks.
- Learning to write clearly and use elegant language is important.
- I desire my children to have a rigorous education.
- Latin and logic are important subjects.
- Instruction should be language-based with little use of screens.
- Art, music, gardening, and foreign language are important subjects.
- Early childhood should emphasize creative play and formal learning should be avoided before age 7.
- Social responsibility, empathy, creativity, and free thinking are important in my children’s education.
- Learning is best done in larger blocks of time.
- Avoiding screens for children who are elementary age or younger is important.
Traditional (School at Home)
- I want to use curriculum similar to what is used in public or private schools.
- I prefer to purchase grade-level curriculum packages that are planned out for me.
- Being able to transition into a public or private school classroom is important.
- Tests and grades should be given in elementary or middle school.
- Our learning environment looks like a mini-classroom.
- Child-led learning is important.
- The parent’s role is to facilitate the child’s education and not to teach.
- Children will learn when they are ready.
- Learning is more effective when the child is interested.
- Learning how to learn is a priority.
- Early elementary years should focus on exploring the world with no formal lessons.
- Discussions are a major part of learning.
- A child’s passion for learning should drive their education.
- Education is the child’s responsibility.
- Parents should study and read while the child studies and reads.
- The parent’s most important job in education is to teach the child how to learn.
- Parents should model a love for learning, a love for work, a curious nature, and read a lot.
- Education should include practical activities like household chores or handcrafts.
- Children should have long periods of uninterrupted time for child-led study.
- Children should learn at their own pace.
- Short lessons with focused attention are better than big chunks of time.
- Living books are a great tool for learning.
- Learning ideas is more important than memorizing facts.
- Children should spend lots of time outside.
- It is better to study a wide variety of subjects than to focus mainly on reading, writing, and math.
- Lessons that can be used with multiple ages and grades are best.
- Topical studies are a great way to learn.
- Incorporating many different subjects into one study is preferable.
- Living books, projects, and activities are preferable to textbooks, workbooks, and worksheets.
- Topical studies help children make connections between subjects.
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