Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mahatma Ghandi

Welcome to LIFE of Florida!

Our secular and inclusive Florida-wide Informal Education support group acts as a resource center and clearinghouse for homeschoolers, informal learners and alternative educators interested in enriching their learning environments and maximizing their learning opportunities, as well as an advocacy center for Curiosity Driven Learning.

There is no cost to be part of LIFE of Florida -- just join in at our email discussion and announcement list, Florida LIFE, where you can download your membership card -- good for educational discounts throughout FL -- and stay informed and updated on events, issues and resources, and connect with other informal learners throughout the state.

If you're just getting started in homeschooling, be sure to check out our LIFE of Florida Quick Links, our list of Useful Docs, and our enormous collection of resources in the side columns, and visit our Inclusive Homeschool Support Groups page to find a group near you.

If you'd like your regional inclusive support group to be networked with LIFE of Florida, drop us a line with a group description, contact and other relevant information and we'll add you, free of charge, to our directory. All your group members will be automatically considered members of LIFE of Florida, and are entitled to membership cards and all the benefits we offer. Virtual school families are also welcome to enjoy our resources, support and camaraderie.

We're all inclusive and free of charge, and we're here for you!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Tapestry of Homeschool Survey Update

Nearly 700 people have participated in the Tapestry of Homeschool Survey in the two weeks it's been online. People have responded from nearly every state in the nation, with the most respondents from Oregon, followed by Colorado and Florida. Catch up, folks! The survey's hosted here! :-)

Interesting little tidbits are arising, like the fact that respondents are more likely to have 3 computers in their homes than 2 TVs, these days. Children still mostly use the computer for games,while adults email. Most respondents consider themselves eclectic homeschoolers. Most are white, middle income families. There's lots more, including some really insightful short answers that say a lot more about us than the numbers do. The survey will run through the end of the summer, so please pass along the link to any you feel might be interested:

The more responses, the richer the tapestry!

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