The Three Eggs

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As I've poured over homeschooling mom's blogs, I kept asking myself: Where does Sonlight fit in all this?

People are using all sorts of homeschooling options, swearing by some and decrying others. There seems to be an equal amount of passion for just about every provider or home-grown learning structure out there. Some like the flexibility of this option, the structure of that; the literature of this curriculum, the workbooks of that one. Someone loves the way this package covers a subject, yet someone else will hate it.

What? How is this possible?

Well, just like me and my siblings: People are very different. So no one thing is perfect for everyone.

In fact, that's the point of several of Sonlight's articles.

But knowing this doesn't really answer the question of: Where does Sonlight fit? Who is the "Sonlight mom"? What does a Sonlight user look like? And then, how do we find these people and tell them about Sonlight so they can enjoy the experience?

My latest idea:

The Three Eggs

Here we have the "workbook", Sonlight, and the "do it yourself/free web" versions of homeschooling. All have their place, their strengths, their weaknesses. Which is why we don't all raise chickens or buy cage free eggs.

I'm tweaking with the script now and thinking about producing a trial video.

We'll see.

I would love to hear your thoughts on analogies you've used to explain the different education options out there with your friends.

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

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