Tuesday, June 05, 2012

There's a Smart Young Woman on a Light Blue Screen

The book video is up! I'm horrified by how I look/sound/talk/exist, but that's to be expected, and I think the director and the editor did a terrific job.


Anonymous Juli said...

Adorable. Congratulations!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved it! And for starters, you look great and you sound even better. I love your writing but when I HEAR you saying the same thing you write, its much better. Must be in the delivery!

I'm so glad you addressed the issue of "why" you chose to homeschool. Because of the people I know that do homeschool, their "why" usually makes or breaks it for me. A friend who homeschools because the world is an awful place and by shielding her children, she can keep all bad things from happening and protect their brains from all things evil is obviously setting her, and her kids, up for a horrible fall. On the other hand, the people I know that homeschool because they love it, they feel it has more merit than the schools they have available or their children just learn better at home...I can get on board with that.

Bravo. Can't wait for the book!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally learned fractions from cooking and baking! And, I learned to figure percentages by sale shopping and eating out (tipping). There ARE different ways to learn and when that light goes on it is a glorious thing!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Melodee said...

Looking forward to the book--it's pre-ordered!

It was fun to see and hear you! Nice trailer!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I remember watching you describe your homeschooling situation on a Q-Tea video. Your description embodied all I fear/expect from our future homeschooling with such a honed edge.

This video further clarifies the fact that I won't find a definitive right answer regarding whether or not we will homeschool. It also clarifies my need to read this book

6:45 PM  
Blogger StevenIre said...

In math there is something called the partial fraction. That is like a recipe that gives the number of servings for polite people. I now have to figure out if the people I am planning for are old school Presbyterians or crass Cyrenaics.

I like the way you look, I like the music and can’t wait for the book.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if I had never read a word of your writing, I would have watched that video and thought, "That's someone I'd like to get to know better."

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this.... and what I loved the most is your recognition that each person is an individual who learns at their own speed and in their own way. What a concept and how refreshing in a world that strives to manufacture cookie-cutter thinkers!
Congratulations, Quinn.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous NancySongbird said...

You are horrified, but the rest of us are delighted. You look great, you sound intelligent and full of practical wisdom, and you present an absolutely fantastic image of homeschooling and homeschoolers. THANK YOU! :-) Hope the book is a huge hit - can't wait to read it!!!

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Erin Seabolt Bond said...

Wow! Quinn, this is the first book trailer I've ever seen that didn't suck. In fact, it's great! You're hilarious.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Personally? I want to read this book BASED on your video...so well done, Quinn! :)

5:23 AM  
Blogger repsac3 said...

First off, you look and sound great and, while too many videos will forever take away my ability to "hear" what you write as coming out of the mouth of Lucy McFadden, I suppose that is a good thing... ...though, I'll miss it, too.

And, it has me very interested in reading the book as well, so it succeeds on that level, too. Like one of the other commenters, I get a little wary around homeschoolers who do it to insulate their children from certain political or social views, because differing views are part and parcel of being an American, and it's never too early to learn to navigate those waters, but there is much value in understanding how your child learns and being able to give them the kind of individualized instruction that works best for them. (Parents ought to do that, regardless... Public education should be a floor; there is no reason parents cannot or should not supplement it with their own expertise about their own kids, even if they cannot or do not wish to homeschool.)

"Please prove you're not a robot"
I Think I'm A Bunny

5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of what you were looking for for your daughter we were fortunate enough to find in our Waldorf school. Thank goodness, because I would be the world's worst home-schooling mom. (They learned fractions through pizza and brownies, I believe.) Can't wait for the book to come out (already pre-ordered!)


8:11 AM  
Anonymous Marni said...

Homeschooling is always in the back of my mind. I'm really looking forward to reading your book. Do you write about high school homeschoolers? That seems more complicated. They've already (hopefully) gotten past the cookie fractions. Hooray for real world experiences - I taught my kids basic fractions whenever we cut their lunches. Sandwiches, quesadillas, pitas etc.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Mark Moran said...

Thanks QC, but that was June 5 ...

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Tony Tramell said...

Great, Quinn. I didn't know about your blog till tonight. I was doing a research about you, cause I went to see a play here in Brazil, The Goodbye Girl, it was the first adaption of the movie to the stage. I went with my daughter that is spending her vacation with me. We love the play, I am a fan of the movie and decide to see where you are these days. Nice to find this blog. Will come back again.

10:25 PM  

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