One is Sir Ken Robinson. He is a great big-picture thinker about education! Here are some of his talks that I've found valuable & inspiring:
- Schools Kill Creativity
- A delightful animated/text/whiteboard version of one of his talks: Changing Education Paradigms
- Bring on the Learning Revolution!
Another is Andrew Pudewa who unfortunately has very few videos online. I did find this one snippet about gender differences & teaching boys to write:
Finally, Sally Clarkson is just flat-out inspiring & encouraging. She's a big-picture vision-caster who also offers grace & peace to overwhelmed moms:
Here are a few other random links you might find motivating, as a homeschool mom:
- My Pinterest board for homeschooling... continually updating with great, useful ideas
- "I Quit"- a Rhode Island 15-year veteran elementary school teacher reads his insightful resignation letter
- Using YouTube for Homeschooling- Ideas for using YouTube to enhance your child's learning. Several years ago, Ethan and I got on a kick and watched several hours worth of youtube videos about beekeeping and how honey is made. It was fascinating and a nice break to our normal school routine!
- The Argument Against Raising Well-Rounded Children- I'm not saying I agree with this lady on everything- at all- , but she's got some great ideas, and she's not afraid to share them. Good food for thought, anyway, even if you come to other conclusions.
- The Gigantic List of Free Kindle Books for Homeschooling - You guessed it. :) This is a gigantic list of free Kindle books you can use for homeschooling. Classics... great literature... wonderful selection here, and all for free.
- When Introverts Homeschool- I'm not even (technically) an introvert, although I feel more and more like one, the more time I spend with people constantly buzzing round... but this article was delightful & encouraging. She offers great, specific & big picture ideas about how to recharge & regroup, as a homeschooling introvert.
Blessings to all!