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Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Child-driven Learning

After giving up on the “school at home” approach late in 2011 and allowing Misha to unschool with just Science/Geography lessons by Education Support as well as twice a week homeschool co-op group and many field trips, we are finally starting to see the learning flame being re-ignited.

This week after Co-op I found him in the living room working on a self assigned homework project for next week’s lesson.

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After about 3 hours worth of working all by himself, here’s the result.

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For a child that absolutely detested reading & writing, this in my opinion is some awesome improvement. Now I’m ever so grateful I finally decided to follow my instincts to “let go” & allow him to find his own opportunities to explore, learn and practice. I’m amazed at what kids can achieve, when the motivation to learn comes from within.

Thank you Brenda, Claire & Courtney for your tireless input into Misha’s learning experience… it is much appreciated.