Busy, busy day. Had a children’s ministries meeting at church this morning, then lunch with friends. Tonight we have a youth group trivia fundraiser. I have high hopes for a 3-peat. In light of the busy day, I’m sharing a video I ran across earlier in the week. Every year I hit a time when I start rethinking homeschooling. Not rethinking in the sense of wanting to quit, but thinking again about the reasons I’m doing it, about how it’s working and what I see in the future. This video is very thought provoking. Someone in the comments complains that Robinson doesn’t offer a solution. That may be true (at least in this brief bit from an RSA speech), but diagnosing a problem is valid in and of itself. Many of his observations about our current educational system are the same ideas that started me on the path to homeschooling years ago, and keep me there with my two youngest.
By the way, this speech was given the RSA Animate treatment. I recommend watching their other videos as well. They are especially helpful for those of us who are visual learners.