I have been doing a lot of reading lately about different educational philosophies, child development and psychology, homeschooling and unschooling. I am still unsure of how we will start North's (or Indi's) education (and I don't think you ever really know how long they'll be right for one place- depending on the child and their needs, wants, passions and personality), but I am definitely a lot closer to finding something that rings true to my heart, and as I talk Brad's ears off about it every night, his too.
Here is the reading I am doing at the moment: The Kingdom of Childhood. A very good introduction for those who want to learn more about the original Waldorf schools and teachers, straight from the mouth of Rudolph Steiner himself. It is a series of seven lectures he gave to a small group of teachers who were dedicated to opening a new Waldorf school. "
It's available here to download online for free is you're interested in learning more.
How did you choose the right school or homeschool environment for your child? And does anyone have any opinions they want to share about Montessori versus Waldorf? Waldorf seems to appeal more to my heart and soul and Montessori seems to appeal more to my practical and organised self. Perhaps it's a matter of where North fits best... but I'd love to hear what all of you have to say about it.