Inspiration for Homeschoolers

Sunday, August 23, 2015

After a week of ticking things off a long to-do list (I have both an actual one and one that exists only inside my head), homeschooling parents like us like to take it slow. One of the things that I usually do is to pick up my current read and play catch up.

I also like to breathe in as much inspiration as I can, so I read quotes from some of my favorite writers, personalities and people who matter. 

I’m sharing with you some of them right here. Who knows, you yourself might need a little pick-me-up soon.
1 . “So you think the best way to prepare kids for the real world is to bus them to a government institution where they're forced to spend all day isolated with children of their own age and adults who are paid to be with them, placed in classes that are too big to allow more than a few minutes of personal interaction with the teacher-then spend probably an hour or more everyday waiting in lunch lines, car lines, bathroom lines, recess lines, classroom lines, and are forced to progress at the speed of the slowest child in class?” ~ Steven James, Placebo
2. The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make ‘good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens. ~ H. L. Mencken
3. “Change the world one "what-about-socialization" question at a time, my friend.”~ Jamerrill Stewart
4. “Break the teacher certification monopoly so anyone with something valuable to teach can teach it. Nothing is more important than this.”~ Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
5. “We can get too easily bogged down in the academic part of homeschooling, a relatively minor part of the whole, which is to raise competent, caring, literate, happy people.”~ Diane Flynn Keith
6. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”~ Mahatma Gandhi
7. “I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.” ~ Agatha Christie
8. “Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.”~ W.B. Yeats
9. “Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.”~ Ezra Pound
10. “What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn't a school at all.”~ John Holt
11. “Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature.”~ Charlotte M. Mason
12. Reward and punishment is the lowest form of education. ~ Zhuang Zhou
13. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination. ~Albert Einstein
I can't get enough of these inspiring lines.

Share your favorite quote on homeschooling with me. 

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