Your Educational Philosophy Is Important

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I read two posts on the topic of educational philosophy this morning.

First, Susana Dale pointed out that you ought to decide on your philosophy of education before you select your homeschool curriculum. That's a great idea. If you know what your goals are, and what you want out of your homeschool curriculum, you'll be far happier if you choose a curriculum that will help you reach those ends. Sonlight's educational philosophy and top 10 goals are on our website. We also provide 27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight. We want you to prayerfully weigh your options and choose a curriculum that will help you reach your goals in homeschooling.

I was also encouraged by the video in Rose Starr's blog post about a teacher fed up with his school district. It's disappointing when a school system loses the ability to enable teachers to do their jobs. That's not good. But it is encouraging to remember that we, as homeschoolers, have the opportunity to make our homeschool experience right for our family. I love that the teacher, in his video, starts with the goal of creating life-long learners. That resonates with me here at Sonlight!

Wherever you are on your homeschool journey, I encourage you to think about your goals and find a curriculum that will help you meet them.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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2 Responses to Your Educational Philosophy Is Important

  1. Heidi'sbooks says:

    That was a great article on deciding your philosophy of education first before purchasing curriculum. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. I'm glad that SL helped with create a literature-based curriculum for my kids almost 20 years ago.

  2. Luke says:

    Glad you liked it, Heidi. I'm really excited to see where homeschooling/Sonlight goes in the near future now that we have second-generation Sonlighters out there [smile]. Thanks for being part of our early years through today!

    ~Luke

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