to Rocky Mountain Education Connection (RMEC for short). This is the place to find the most in-depth and comprehensive FAQ on the legalities of Colorado’s home school law, and what your options are, explained in plain English by a homeschooler with 22 years’ experience (that would be me): The Colorado Homeschool Law in a Nutshell.
The Rookie Workshop for New Homeschoolers (coming soon) is my popular, down-to-earth and often funny 3-hour extensive guide for newbies — which most websites call “homeschooling 101″. The Rookie compares the different kinds of home education and their pros and cons. It also delves into deschooling, how to figure out your child’s learning style, your teaching style, where to find free or inexpensive learning goodies, and much more. The Workshop is still “in moving boxes” per se, which is my cutsie way of saying I’m still in the process of transferring it over from my non-Wordpress site, to here. But if you need information sooner, I do offer paid phone consultations. Contact me (Cindy) for details.
The third, and largest part of RMEC is devoted to unschooling: how it works, how to ease into it, the best unschooling and deschooling reads, the reality of our daily lives, media misconceptions, how unschoolers get into college and fare as adults, along with listing lots ‘n lots of ways to connect with other unschoolers both in Colorado and around the world. As far as I know, RMEC is the only Colorado statewide unschooling site. The Law in a Nutshell and the Rookie Workshop will answer all the nuts and bolts of how to homeschool in Colorado, but the rest of my site concentrates on relaxed homeschooling and unschooling — not on finding/discussing/comparing Curriculums-in-a-box, or how to ‘make’ your child study something.
So. If any part of this sounds like what you’re looking for, c’mon in, set a spell, take only what you need and leave the rest. Lots of comfy chairs ’round here …
Please know that I only link to sites, articles and products that I personally know or have checked out thoroughly. I don’t link to “junk sites” or those Johnny-Come-Lately Mega-Corps who could care less about homeschooling … but have discovered we’re “a market” and only want to sell us something. If you have a negative experience, let me know and I’ll check it out, or just boot ‘em out of them-thare batwing doors and into the dusty street. Thank ya kindly, ma’am. — Cindy
If an adult is reinforced for behaving appropriately we call it recognition.
If a child is reinforced for behaving appropriately we call it bribery.
If an adult talks and laughs we call it socializing.
If a child talks and laughs we call it misbehaving.
If an adult writes in a book we call it making notes.
If a child writes in a book we call it destroying property.
If an adult sticks to something we call it perseverance.
If a child sticks to something we call it stubborness.
If an adult is not paying attention we call it preoccupation.
If a child is not paying attention we call it attention deficit.
If an adult hits a child we call it discipline.
If a child hits a child we call it fighting.