Philosophical Learning Journeys
We begin a learning journey with a new idea presented to the group, learner, or even the tutor.
Here are a just few topics which are likely to guide our flow:
Then, in our philosopher's circle, we take time to ponder, wonder, question, and hear each other. Flowing with our excitement, we then begin creating, hypothesizing, wondering deeper, or whatever inspires us. Sometimes a topic will last for a day, sometimes a few months. When the time is right, we conclude our journey by integrating its lessons into our lives in meaningful ways.
Whole Child Fitness
Academic Alignment and Achievement
This is a written report on how each session aligns to curricular standards (such as Common Core, state requirements, and other measures of academic content).
Work Sample Creation
These are documents for online charter school families to submit to their liason teachers.
College Application Portfolio Guidance
Working with Blake Boles' book College Without Highschool, we create learning plans and portfolios that demonstrate to colleges your homeschooler's qualifications and higher-learning readiness.
Guided by mutual learning goals that we set as a parent-learner-tutor team, your students and I follow their passions to learn and create meaningful projects.
Examples of past projects include:
The possibilities are endless and I provide the space and support your learners need to accomplish their intrinsically-inspired goals.
Student-guided learning is all the rage in the world of cutting-edge homeschooling methods. Through self-reflection tools, research coaching, and guidance on finding quality resources, your learner will increase their confidence and competence to engage in self-led learning. Your student will also practice discipline in reaching their achievement and learning objectives (plus reap the intrinsic rewards of meeting their goals!) This is especially helpful with curriculm objectives that lie outside of a student's natural interests.