As our family has continued to help Evan work through his health challenges, it occurred to me recently that what we are really doing in their education is not homeschooling but heartschooling. We have been anywhere but "home" over these past several weeks and it will continue to be as such for the coming months. So education takes place wherever my children's hearts are beating and not necessarily in any one location.
Sometimes we can get hung up on the physical limitations of our homes and our resources and think...
But we can have awesome curriculum, sensibly arranged spaces, and slick tools and gadgets and yet still fall short on our schooling goals. Why is this? It's because all of these considerations are simply tools that help us achieve our educational goals with our children; they are not ends in and of themselves. Bigger, shinier, and more expensive is not always better and seeking out these things can often times interfere with what is really important.
Conducting school in various places for our family, we are compelled to trim our books, tools, and materials down to the essential minimum so my roller box is manageable. In the process of doing this, we are able to get down to the essentials of what needs to be done and distractions are held at a minimum. So what not call it Roller-boxschooling? Because, ultimately, our schooling should not be tied to geography. Instead, no matter where you heartschool, remember that your home is just a place but your destination is the hearts of your children.
Homeschooling since 2000, Carol shares in her blog observations, confessions, and musings that help provide perspective and inspiration for homeschooling moms.