Good definition by Weldon on goal of homeschooling: developing personal greatness

Weldon, Free Range Learning, 20

A learning situation that nurtures each child’s unique abilities must leave ample space for these gifts to unfold.  This takes time and understanding.  The alternative deprives not only the child, it also deprives our world of what that child might become.  Acknowledging that each person is born with innate abilities ready to manifest doesn’t imply that our children are destined for greatness in the popular sense of power or wealth.  It means they are waiting to develop their own personal greatness.  This unfolding is a lifelong process for each of us as we work toward our capabilities for fulfillment, joy, health, meaning, and that intangible sense of well-being that comes from using one’s gifts.


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