We are moving our homeschool in a new direction. I'm not sure exactly what this will look like. We are keeping math and some language arts, but I want to try to dive in to (instead of just dabble with) delight-directed education.
Elijah will get to decide what he's going to learn about, about 80% of the time. He already has a list ready for me of the topics he wants to explore!
Here are some great quotes that are inspiring me to do what I know I should do . . .
"Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature." ~Charlotte Mason
"There isn't any known way to bulk-education; it's all custom work." ~John Taylor Gatto
"All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education." ~Sir Walter Scott
"To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perphaps the greatest service that one man can do another." ~Benjamin Jowett
"The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn." ~John Lubbock
"Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent." ~Plato