Sandbox to Socrates is a blog about classical home education, but we know from experience that no single style will suit all children or all families! Here is a very brief overview of some other philosophies for educating children in a homeschool setting. We hope you find the links and information helpful as you consider the best approach for your homeschool.
Charlotte Mason: An educational approach in which children are taught as whole persons through a wide range of interesting living books, firsthand experiences, and good habits. (credit Simply Charlotte Mason)
Ambleside Online, Simply Charlotte Mason , Mater Amabilis, Charlotte Mason Education
Montessori: An educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. (credit Wikipedia)
Shu Chen Jenny Yen , Mariamontessori.com
Living Books: An educational approach characterized by reading books written by one author for the purpose of bringing delight to readers.
Sonlight Living Books Curriculum, Winter Promise, Five in a Row, My Father’s World
Unschooling: “When pressed, I define unschooling as allowing children as much freedom to learn in the world as their parents can comfortably bear.” (credit Pat Farenga via Wikipedia)
unschooling.com , John Holt and Growing without Schooling
School in a Box: A complete package of educational material, designed for one school-year’s use, subjects included usually modeled on public school equivalents, though they may not otherwise resemble public school materials.
Calvert School, Catholic Heritage Curricula , Oak Meadow