Workspace: An Artifact of Homeschooling

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Working in the Sonlight Entryway

Most of my workdays are spent in front of my computer. But if I need to read a report, look over some documentation, scribble up some ideas, or complete some non-computer-related tasks--which are admittedly few and far between--I'm likely somewhere else.

Barb, one of my coworkers, noticed me sitting in the entryway. She laughed and said, "You're totally a homeschooler. You work where you want."

I'm not convinced this is purely a homeschooler trait. But I did learn that I could work hanging upside down off the couch, sprawled on the floor, pacing in the backyard as well as sitting at a desk while homeschooled. Sure, it's a little non-traditional to find someone wandering around outside while reading a business proposal. But occasionally mixing things up is great for creative thinking and not-going-stir-crazy-ification. The right workspace can increase productivity. It can also raise morale.

The Sonlight Catalog is filled with pictures of students doing their schoolwork in trees, on walls, in boxes, on the couch, inside, outside, all around. Where does your student like to work? What's the oddest place your child has found to study?

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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