In the first few weeks of Year 3 of homeschooling, I decided to start an annotated bibliography of sorts to document the reading I have been doing on educational philosophy and theory and how it connects to our practice of home education. This series is inspired by the annotated bibliography I assign to my master's students in art education and the desire to develop a thoughtful and intentional homeschool practice.
Like any homeschooling parent, I’ve done a lot of thinking about how I want my children to be educated. I made the decision after a conversation with another mom, whose children were all assigned tablets in early elementary. This family attended a public-school system that is one of the highest ranked in the state, and by all accounts a diverse, rigorous school. However, the idea of 1 to 1 technology in the early elementary years on top of the assessment beginning in kindergarten (isn’t that what kindergarten readiness really is?) pushed my decision into a definite yes.
Ruth M. Smith
Community arts educator and researcher. Drinking coffee. Home educating. Making art. Listening intentionally.