Written by Purva Brown of The Classical Unschooler
If you’ve walked into a grocery store lately, you’ve seen items marked “sustainable.” They’re everywhere, it seems.
Even our Facebook feed is full of the concept of sustainability. We hear about “sustainable crops,” “sustainable housing,” “sustainable teas” and even “sustainable budgets and economies.”
All this has led me to think: What about sustainable homeschooling?
Now wait a minute, you say. Sustainable homeschooling? I’ve never heard of that before. But think about it.
The definition of sustainable is either:
- able to be maintained at a certain rate or level, or
- able to be upheld or defended.
And isn’t that what we all want for our homeschools?
We want to be able to work consistently, to accomplish tasks without burning out ourselves or our children. To do our job in the best way possible so that we can uphold and defend our values.
We all want sustainable homeschooling.
So whether you’re sitting around the fire this Christmas reminiscing about the year gone by, or planning for the year to come, here are four practical ideas for making your homeschooling sustainable.