Coming soon! THE answer from hundreds (maybe thousands) of people...
Want To Know What Home Schooling Means?
I'm asking the world...
The answer may surprise you!
A few weeks ago I saw an inspiring presentation called "The Interview with God." If you haven't seen it, you really should take time to do it.
Anyway, as I watched, I was amazed at how, through beautiful photography and moving words and music, the presentation actually conveyed the "heart" of God.
Afterwards, I began thinking what a presentation would be like if it tried to capture the "heart" of home schooling.
I home schooled my three boys for their whole schooling experience, so I know what home schooling means to me. (You can read about it by going to this webpage>>)
But I wasn't sure what home schooling means to all the other parents who are educating their children at home.
Then I remembered a great book I read recently called, The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki.
He makes a strong case that when you ask a crowd of people to answer a specific question... the answer they come up with is often better than what even the smartest person in the group could come up with on their own.
Call it the collective wisdom of people.
And that's when I got a crazy idea. What if I surveyed as many home schoolers as I could to find out what home schooling means to them?
The world is the ultimate crowd... and with the power of the Internet, I think there has got to be a way to find out the answer to what home schooling means to all those millions of parents who who are doing it!
If enough people participate, we should get the answer.
So I've put a small form on the right where you can tell me what home schooling means to you.
I know what it means to me, but WHAT DOES HOME SCHOOLING MEAN TO YOU?
Wouldn't you like to know the world's answer to the question: "What does home schooling mean to you?"
Here's a simple exercise.
Close your eyes and think about this.
If you were making a short movie about home schooling and wanted to touch home schooling families’ hearts and calm their fears, what would you cover in that movie?
Think about if you wanted this movie to capture the "heart" of what home schooling is all about, to capture the feelings that made you decide to home school your children.
.... What kinds of emotions would the movie evoke?
.... What kinds of images would the movie use?
.... What would be the “scenes” in the movie?
.... What specific words or phrases would the movie use?
….What emotions would you want your audience to feel?
….What thoughts and feelings about home schooling would you want your audience to walk away with?
....What would be the story line of the movie?
Now open your eyes and fill in your ideas after the questions. You don't have to use complete sentences.
When you're finished, don't forget to press the "Here are My Answers" button below the questions.
As thanks for your help, I’ll send a compilation of all the answers to everyone who tells me their e-mail address. (And of course, you’ll get to critique my presentation!)
(I hope you'll help me spread the word about this site... tell your friends and family, OK?)
Now, I bet you want to know the answer as much as I do. So I came up with a way for me to keep in touch and tell you when we release the results of this Survey.
All you have to do is AFTER you submit your answers you'll automatically go to a special page where you can securely Enter in your your best email address. Then you'll be able to find out the ANSWER when the results come in.
Don't worry... I hate spam and won't share your email or name with ANYONE for any reason. Your answer and your information is 100% private.
Remember, type in the answers to the questions and press the "Here are My Answers" button.
I look forward to reading what you have to say.
Home School Marketplace
P.S. All you have to do is jot down your first responses to the questions and press "Here are My Answers!"