January 11, 2006

Schooling with the tides

Melissa at Here in the Bonny Glen has a brilliant post on Tidal Homeschooling today:
The truth is, I couldn't find any label that completely fit my family, so I made up my own. I call us "Tidal Learners" because the ways in which we approach education here change with the tide. Now, this doesn't mean that we're flighty or inconsistent, changing direction haphazardly. We aren't Fiddler Crab Homeschoolers. What I mean is that there is a rhythm to the way learning happens here; there are upbeats and downbeats; there is an ebb and flow.
Read the rest. It's lovely, lyrical, and has particular resonance for me right now as we get ready to set sail from our farm school to an island school.

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