The Homeschool Glossary
A Directory of Homeschool Terminology
for the Totally Confused
Gatto, John Taylor
Mr. Gatto taught in New York city schools for 30 years, and is a 1992 recipient
of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. He is an advocate for education
reform, supports homeschooling, and is the author of many books and articles
education. To learn more:
"Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating
in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and
capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations
set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the
internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once
found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the
visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something
for the cache."
Another name for public schools.
Refers to the Growing Without Schooling organization and magazine that was
started by John Holt, a teacher turned education reformer who coined the word
"unschooling" and helped to pioneer the modern day homeschool and
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