One of the glorious advantages of homeschooling is that par- ents can infuse educational principles into real-life settings. After all, one of the main goals for
connection between education and their
daily lives. When children spend the ma-jority;of;their;time;in;the;fake;world;of
but will miss the joy of learning.
Looking back over my own experi-
Research, the Key to Learning
ence as a homeschooled student, nothing
helped grow a love of learning more than
during my childhood. In this world of
ens, and rambunctious calves, I learned
that a healthy life is a learning life. Even
the realms of research, science, math, and
history at their most meaningful levels.
Many do not consider research a typical
school subject, but as our society contin-
ues to become more information savvy,
the ability to conduct the rudiments of
reference, and documentation) could be-
come the new dividing line between the
educated and uneducated. Show me a
person who can research and I will show
you a person who can learn anything.
the easiest to learn and is one learned
naturally on the homestead.
When my parents started their home-
steading adventure, they had only about
10% of the knowledge that they now
tunity to watch, and later assist, them in
conducting an avalanche of research. A
case in point is when we decided to add
did intense study of dairy goat websites,
dairy goat owners with a thousand ques-
tions. We then cross-referenced our
rambunctious calves, I learned that a healthy life is a learning life.