At a time of year when some parents are overwhelmed with the push to the finish line, I feel particular gratitude for our unschool lifestyle—even with that pesky Alberta spring homeschool visit.
You probably didn't know this about me, but I live a half hour from a Unesco World Heritage Site. Yeah. Alberta's that cool. It is, of course, about dinosaurs. Yeah. Alberta's that much of a desert wasteland. Joking! Sort of. Our climate zone is definitely on the "arid" side of temperate, but Dinosaur Provincial Park... Continue Reading →
Let's get schooly for a moment. Not that I think spending your life comparing yourself to others is a great plan, but when you're living alternatively, occasionally getting schooly has its benefits. It can help to validate one's own choices, and help others to understand said choices, by speaking their language. I come in peace.... Continue Reading →
Sometimes unschoolers will describe what they do as "interest-based learning". It's a quick, easy to understand phrase that satisfies the casually curious without triggering shock and confusion. It's not the totality of what makes unschooling...well, unschooling, but it's accurate that interest-based learning is a key component to the philosophy. I have learned, though, that while... Continue Reading →