My annotated bibliography focuses on how various educational theories work in our particular homeschool setting in order to document, or map out, our educational journey.
McDonald, Kerry. (2019). Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom.
I have to confess that it took me over a month to read Kerry McDonald’s book, Unschooled. I would pick it up, read a few pages and then have to set it aside for awhile; and not always because of life interrupting. I came away with a love/hate feeling about unschooling.
Let me explain.
One of my master’s students expressed a desire for her professors to share the things that have most influenced their ideas about education. I love this idea. One my graduate professors assigned a genealogy project in Histories of Art Education and Policy, a similar exercise. I remember enjoying that assignment, and I return to this idea of reaching back to the people who have informed my thinking and practice as an educator (and coincidentally, or perhaps not so much, I do the same in my spiritual practice). Stacking stones as it were.
Ruth M. Smith
Community arts educator and researcher. Drinking coffee. Home educating. Making art. Listening intentionally.