|Posted by RaShaunda Lugrand on March 15, 2017 at 10:45 PM||comments (2)|
Greetings SOIL Family and Friends,
I couldn't belive that this would even happen like this. I thought I had a good working system let my tribe tell it.
As I sat down in front of a pile of books and papers that awkardly lined the floor of my home office, when I got a hunch that things were about to shift and that the next few weeks would be a HUGE tansition. Not really paying attention to flow of what this meant, I pushed along as usual. Later that week, it hit me... I know why so many families struggle with the idea of homeschooling- they are just stuck in the way of traditional education.
So I laid in bed that night, I could not fall right to sleep, so I grabbed my cell phone (my husband calls it my boyfriend) and began randomly searching for titiles of school types (i.e., homeschool, unschool, worldschool) you see where I'm going here.
And what I found was a bunch of restricted ideas about how to be a good teacher for your child. I was sort of discussed. The long lists of things to do. The hardwork vs. The non-academic stuff. Not only was it overwhelming, I was beginning to question my own message to homeschoolers. I thought about how capable my own seeds are of being inventive and how well they are developing.
Then I began writing a laundry list of things that I would do different to make sure that we not only sustain as a homeschooling family, yet thrive as a family of FREESchoolers. This is the only way that we could REALLY be of any help to others. While it was my first thought to give you all 47 things I jotted down, I had to digress.
So, here I will share with you what (FREESchooling) means for you as members and our future members in 3 points.
1.) Managed expectations are the key to success for any parent with school-age children. We cannot let our own expectations of our child's future affect the way we navigate the educaitonal system. Letting change seek you out in what some call a crisis, I call it the ancestors speaking to us to evolve.
2.) Guard your heart and mind "At The Same Damn Time". Yep, I said it. In a world full of influence and social normalcies, we have to be focued yet flexible. Bad attitudes, arguments, and moodiness according to the RETROGRADE periods are trivial. This is a powerful tool to me and I find solace in baring witness to all the good things that I see my children doing and learning how to do something new... EVERYDAY!
3.) Find inspiration in the fact that YOUR LIFESTYLE is the most awesome schooling/edcuation that your can every give your child. No matter if you have (1) or (21) each of them add to the curriculum of your life. Because in hinesight, we as the parents just might be the students here...
Sending Love and Light,
RaShaunda Lugrand, NLP | CHBD | CHC
Creative Homeschool Coach
|Posted by RaShaunda Lugrand on February 8, 2017 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
Greetings SOIL Family and Friends!
RaShaunda Lugrand here! I AM LOVING the new found inspiration to support various families in their homeschool journey as the first two quarters have passed. I've grown so much as I go back through our material again. So, I really want to make sure that I am present and availible to offer my expertise and creative knowledge in the process of helping other families find their homeschooling sweet spot.
I want you to know that I am not here to sell you any textbooks, worksheets, or curriculum. What I am here to do is, offer you the opportunity to expand your scope as parent and facilitator, of a highly intuitive and observant home educator. Below I share three of our core tips to make your homeschool journey one that is fun and creative by shaping you attitiude regarding what a GOOD education is.
Tip # 1 A Metaphorical Attitude:
Before I can give you the tools to a more fruitful homeschool experience, I have to help you get clear on you attitudes surrounding YOUR individual homeschool model. Completing this task alone, will help you to better understand how to proceed and whether homeschooling is right for you and your family structure.
Tip #2 An Attitude of Excellence:
One of the biggest reasons people fail at homeschooling is because they are too busy competing with standardized goals to facilitate for their seeds homeschool expereince. I am not saying that you should not strive for excellence, but it takes time to really identify with what your seed needs to learn according to their own composition and NOT that of traditional standards.
Tip #3 Your Intentional Attitude:
If it causes you stress, it is because you are not moving with the flow of learning, yet trying to control the process. Taking time to plan out your day, managing your expectations, and completing simple tasks is what sets the intention in motion. If what you are planning isn't convenient to your lifestly, then obsticals will present themselves and you will meet conflict head on. And often times this will get in the way of the real life things that need to be attended to.
In closing, I want to offer you a quick BONUS Trick that I keep in my tool box to make sure that I maintain a peaceful and productive day. Through supporting the natural rhythm of my life, I can get the maximum benefit from my holistic homeschool experience.
Sending Love and Light,
RaShaunda Lugrand, NLP | CHBD | CHC
Creative Homeschool Coach
|Posted by RaShaunda Lugrand on August 8, 2015 at 1:55 AM||comments (0)|
A 100% Parent-Led Design
It is very critical that we as homeschooling families understand, we can choose the way we want our children to be educated. As self-directed parents/learning coaches, we have chosen an experimental program model that is 100% child centered and parent led.
Seeing other families using this as their program is such an empowering feeling. We understant that what may work for one family, may be in opposition for another. We give parents the option and support they need to supplement and change this.
While using the traditional public school design, seeds are given a rudimentary block of exercises that seldomly exposes them to any new information. They are still recycled the same information that we as parents learned over 30 years ago, with and exception to a few new schools. These schools have a hefty price tag on tuition and a low diversity rate in the curriculum.
We believe that this stagnation in the educational system is why children drop out of school at such an alarming rate.
67% of all grade 4 students cannot read at a proficeint level. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress, of those 67%, 33% reads at just the BASIC level, and 34% cannot achieve reading abilities of the lowest basice level.
Here at SOIL we have found power in a teaching community ran by parents as teachers and administrators, led by the imagination of our child centered agency. Understanding this process, is finding a sense of ownership in the learning process, which can be passed down for generations.
Our social welfare organization, opens the door for a greater appreciation of the families we serve, by offering stakeholder benefits to stimulate and sustain our social and commercial interests. This hybrid program will safeguard your economic profile and increase social impact using our independent core strategies as homeschooling educators. By the implementation of economic solutions, you are not only engaging in a company geared towards communal financial awareness, but also developing a financial literacy portfolio for social entrepreneurialism.
Children learn what they live. And most people that live in this world, are filled up with information that they cannot apply their lives. SOIL Grassrots Academy is more than just another curriculum driven platform for homeschooling famiies. We are a total learning and sharing experience.
Join the evolution of "WholeSchooling"...
We don't just teach children HOW to read... We teach children HOW to live... Secure and empowered...
So ask yourself these 3 questions:
Am I ready to be part of a strategic team?
Am I ready to be part of a dynamic community?
Am I ready to be part of a results oriented platform?
By now you know what you want. And we are here to help you set your homeschool vision in motion.
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The SOIL Founding Family