I am putting this up here mainly for myself so I can easily find it! I love showing my students about this. I love talking to them about how the hero cycle can be seen in individual’s lives. It isn’t just found in literature… but that is a great jumping off place for this! I haven’t used this with writing classes but I can see how you could show this and have your students do some creative writing incorporating the hero cycle. You could also use it to analyze different books. Lots of ideas! Take a look and see what you think!
So many times when I’ve told people that we homeschool our kids or that I am a “stay-at-home mom” people immediately decide that we must be wealthy and there is no way THEY could do that. It is just not possible. This just makes me sad… sad that someone feels that they don’t have choices. They do! Life is all about choices!
When I was a little girl I would look at grown-ups and just couldn’t imagine myself being one. I distinctly remember thinking I would just not grow up because there weren’t any grown-ups named Heidi so I just couldn’t get older than … 12 or so. THAT was REALLY old!
Well, at least they make mine go round! Homeschooling five boys for 14 years has had its challenges. Every one of those challenges has brought growth. One of the first things I realized when I started on this journey was that I had to put some systems in place or I would go stark raving crazy!
In an effort to improve my writing and to help my students improve theirs, I recently signed up for a writing class. My first assignment for this class is to write a paper describing my educational journey as a vehicle. While I can definitely see how my education has gotten me where I am today, part of the assignment was to tell what KIND of vehicle it is. That is a little harder. Cars are my husband’s area of expertise, not mine. It took a little bit of thinking on my part but I finally decided on a classic Chevy suburban.