The lessons may not be apparent in the moment, but the seeds are sown for later discussion. The Millman children’s educations have been shaped by such diverse occupations as judo, fife-and-drum corps, and forensics, and by textbooks ranging from Saxon Math to the family’s sprawling collection of cookbooks; most of all, however, they have been shaped by the presence of parents willing to pay attention, to hear the questions raised in the present moment, and to help the questioners find answers. The parents’ role becomes not so much that of teacher as of a kind of master learner, working collaboratively with a set of apprentices.
From: A Home for Homeschoolers by Sally Thomas
Read the article (link right above here) about this book: http://www.amazon.com/Homeschooling-Familys-Journey-Martine-Millman/dp/158542661X?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223386713&sr=8-1
This is on-order at our local library and even before it’s received, there are 6 patrons in the queue to check it out…I am the 7th. 🙂