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May 5, 2011

Classical vs CM vs Literature Based?

I've been thinking about next school year.....

Does any of my readers take a Classical, CM, or Literature Based approach when it comes to homeschooling? I've been thinking about these methods and would like some input and opinions from my readers!

Thanks!

3 comments:

  1. I've never jumped completely into one school of educational style. Instead, I take bits and pieces and try to pull it together.

    I can say that there are times when I really LIKE a textbook approach. And, other times we go for literature based (e.g. reading for the older boys has been almost exclusively novels and non-fiction titles rather than a textbook.) Classical is probably where I have the least experience.

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  2. Do you have a ticket to the Expo?
    Today's talk at 4 pm was Regina Hicks and she was speaking about the Thomas Jefferson Classical approach to homeschooling! My "heart" would LOVE to go totally CM/Classical style...but somehow I always stick with texts and workbooks (with some other fun stuff thrown in) in order to make things easier on myself when compiling a portfolio for the state of PA; which has so many subject requirements...seems to me those "unschooling" methods pose a difficulty when trying to come up with "Paper" assignments to put into the portfolio...any thoughts on that?

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  3. No Jude I don't have the ticket to the Expo.... :( I could have listen to it live still (via blogtalk) but I wasn't able too at that time, so I've missed out.

    I'm not sure if I would classified CM as an "unschooling". I've been following AO (Ambleside Online) email group and several of them have their child do written narration. (vs the traditional oral). I think if you collected the narration that would help.

    Really I don't know how to reconcile the need for paper work and CM/Classical style..... Perhaps some of my other readers will?

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