My name is Shannon Whiteside. I have been homeschooling for over 10 years and have been researching educational philosophies and methods for over 20 years. I am a former classroom teacher and have a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. I am especially intrigued by alternative methods that challenge the status quo of traditional methods of education. I have found the most inspiration from the writings of Charlotte Mason, an English educationalist from the turn of the 20th century. I love taking hikes, searching for old books in used book shops and reading aloud with my children.
Do you need inspiration for your home schooling? Are there too many decisions to make about education methods, curricula and which books to read? I can help you navigate these questions by bringing you current educational research as well as voices from both the past and present that offer valuable insight into the way that children learn. Come join me as we reimagine an education for our children that can be more meaningful and fulfilling.
I also provide educational consulting to help you with the home schooling of your children. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about it. I would love to help you home school with confidence and intention.
What do your children believe about themselves as learners and their role in their education? It is important for students to have a sense of agency in the learning process.
I will discuss three ways that your beliefs about education are like a lens through which you interpret information and ideas about learning.
Are there cracks in the foundation of your home school? I discuss the importance of building a solid philosophy of education that can support your teaching methods and practices.