Leave kids to their own devices and they’ll come up with some great stuff—like a trip to the local police station!
I remember watching a video of Chinese entrepreneur, Jack Ma, speaking a couple of years ago and the message has stuck with me. He was criticizing the education systems of the world for being too focused on teaching kids to do tasks that a computer could do much better. He said that if we want... Continue Reading →
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 →