Krista joins us this week from Oklahoma, where she homeschools her two girls, ages 11 and 8. Krista went to school to become a teacher and was so excited and full of ideas when it was time to complete her cousework as a student teacher. Her disallusion of how the industry of education really works was quickly shattered when she was told in October how she could not use gummy worms and ketchup as part of a third grade lesson because it had nothing to do with what was on the test in June. Krista was disiplined for questioning the authority figure about this and soon decided that education was not the right path for her if she was not free to teach kids in a way that was fun for them.
Krista researched private schools to put her, then baby, into one day but kept coming back to the thought, “why would I pay someone to do this when I can do it myself?” She began researching what homeschooling was all about and the first book she picked up was John Taylor Gotto's, Dumbing Us Down. From there, she was sold. This was the path for her family.
Krista's excitment for homeschooling shines through the airwaves. Her emphasis on reading good quality books with your child really takes the pressure off us homeschooling parents because that is something we can all do- and it's free with a library card. Krista believes that if reading together is the only thing you did for schoolwork that day- you have had a successful day!
Join us for this inspirational chat and get excited to be on this journey with your little ones. A journey where no one can tell you you can't use gummy worms and ketchup to ignite the flame of a life long learner.
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