Inquiring Minds

Are you a caring parent interested in giving your child the best possible education?

Dissatisfied with your school options?

Wondering what this “homeschooling” thing is really like, and whether you can pull it off?

This is your community. Welcome!

What You'll Find:

  • honest perspectives from a teacher turned homeschooler, who’s spent many years in the trenches
  • clear thinking about school, what it can do and what it can’t
  • what learning really is, and what it isn’t
  • how to decide what to do with your child’s education – first knowing that you indeed have a choice, and then making that choice in a confident way
  • what to do if you decide that you do want to pursue homeschooling
  • reassurance that you are not alone!

About Lisa

I’m an educator. I work in voluntary environments – museums, after school programs, camps. I believe in authentic learning and strive to bring a spirit of inquiry to all my students, including my own child in our homeschool.

This site is all about explaining my choices and illuminating what an education can be like. I want to share my vision of what education looks like in my family, and encourage everyone to make the choices that are right for them.
Lisa Greenhut
Founder of Inquiring Minds Homeschool

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Inquiring Minds Homeschool Copyright 2018

Check out my new article on the @pandia_press blog (<—link in their bio) . As a science educator, I believe in giving students the most complete, accurate, up to date information that we can, in a developmentally appropriate way. Deciding not to mention topics that are “controversial” is not an educational strategy I support. . I have taught in religious environments and gotten pushback on evolution - and I’ll tell you what I told the kids: . Science is science, and religion is religion. I am not here to tell you what to believe in or argue with your pastor, rabbi, priest, imam etc. . Science is not a belief. You don’t have to believe anything in order to understand it or learn the information. There is no ultimate conclusion that science “wants” you to reach, which is why there are scientists from every religion, country, language, etc who can study and communicate about it. It’s not the purview of a specific culture, government, ethnicity or gender. It’s a method for learning about the world - above all, asking questions and trying to make sense of what can be observed directly or indirectly. . Science is not a moral code and has nothing to say about living a good life, though its outcomes (like antibiotics and higher crop yields) can benefit millions. It’s not a substitute for character development or moral instruction. Many scientists continue to believe in the religions they were born into. . Feel free to ask me anything about evolution or any other science topic - I love to research and explain, and I’m teaching an evolution course right now with the museum so I have access to great material and experts. So ask away (-: . But first go to @pandia_press profile and check out the article (-: #scienceeducation #scienceeducator #homeschoolscience #evolution #teachingevolution #whyteachevolution #homeschoolcurriculum #secularhomeschool #secularhomeschooling #secularhomeschooler