This is not a school.
This is a home.
This is where we live.
This is also where we learn.
Do we, as home educators, really need to recreate a "classroom" environment?
Learning is a part of our everyday life, and not a separate experience. I find a dangerous bend in our society to constantly compartmentalize every aspect of our lives. There is a real need in many families to keep every part of their lives separate. Work. Home. Church. Sports. School. All separate from one another.
Why bother to focus on NOT having a school room or classroom in our home?
Really, it comes down to a real heart issue for me. When I am recreating the classroom for my children, I personally begin shifting attentions to an academic focus.
Well that's a good thing, right?
Home education is about RELATIONSHIP, not academic training!
We need to reach the hearts, minds & spirits of our children. Sadly, I see the homeschooling movement shifting its focus toward academic training and away from the heart & soul training of our families.
I am not a homeschool mom that needs a homeschool room. I am a wife, and mother who educates at home, living our daily life is "classroom" enough for me.
Our life is not compartmentalized.
Our family has a life. This life is centered around Christ. That is our classroom.
Joyfully Learning with You,