My essays on parenting and homeschooling have appeared in Mothering, Literary Mama and elsewhere, and I'm a columnist for home/school/life magazine. My book Workshops Work! A Parent's Guide to Facilitating Writer's Workshops for Kids is available here.
I’ve homeschooled alongside my three kids for the past eighteen years, since my oldest became a preschool dropout. (He’s now a college graduate.) Once upon a time I was an elementary school teacher, but my kids slowly beat the schoolteacher out of me, showing me that an adult-driven education isn’t the best way for kids to learn. Instead, I’ve come to value child-led, passion-driven learning, gently nudged along by enthusiastic adults.
For fifteen years I’ve facilitated writer’s workshops for homeschooled kids. Little thrills me more than helping kids get worked up about the written word! I speak to homeschooling parents about writing, showing them how to make it fun, authentic and meaningful for their kids. I also ramble on about kids’ writing and kid-driven learning on my blog, Wonder Farm.