With the world at their fingertips, what child has time for school?
How long does it take a ten year old who’s done almost no curriculum to “catch up” with her schooled peers? Turns out: not long.
As an administrator of the local homeschooling group I often talk to people who are trying to decide whether to take their kids out of school. Many of these parents enrolled their kids in public school expecting that their child would make new friends, gain an education, and learn how to function in larger society... Continue Reading →
Another quick post, because I took a picture this morning, and then took a few more. So for you today I have: a photo journal of unschooling on January 11th: This morning, L asked to do yoga, which means following along Cosmic Kids on YouTube. G and F and even the baby joined in. They... Continue Reading →
This is unschooling this week: Recently I really got into the soundtrack of the Broadway musical Hamilton, and after lamenting that I wish I could just see the storyline so I’d understand better what was going on when I listened, my husband Brad found this this video, and we watched the whole thing. Since then,... Continue Reading →
I was talking to a friend the other day about changes that have been in the works in our local school system. I didn't know this, but apparently for a few years now the elementary schools have been working under a new grading system, where they don't rank the children by numbers or letters. Instead,... Continue Reading →
So in general I am a laissez faire type of mom. I started out that way beginning with my first pregnancy and have become even more so as time goes on and I see with hindsight how many things were not worth the worry I put into them. One of the things I don't... Continue Reading →
The weird thing about unschooling is that the name is kind of terribly misrepresentative--unschooling isn't about school at all. It's about believing that learning happens naturally, all the time, and that if natural learning is fostered, then it continues unrepressed forever. So "unschooling" isn't just a thing that children do in lieu of school. It's... Continue Reading →
My homeschooling friend posted this article today by Ann Karako who has taught public school as well as homeschooled her own kids. I loved it so much I wanted to write a response as an unschooler and talk about why unschooling takes all her great points and brings them even farther! The article compares public... Continue Reading →