Deschooling is a word that’s often tossed about in homeschooling/unschooling circles. But before long, it’s relegated to the back burner when worries about curriculum choices, ACT/SAT tests, or … Continue reading
The learning curve can be steep as we try to embrace so many new concepts about learning and parenting. But fear not! We have 10 PRACTICAL solutions that can really help your days go more smoothly. And remember, everyone doesn’t always do this perfectly! We have our “off days.” But … Continue reading
1 Focus on the Learning instead of the Teaching.
When you notice that you’re thinking about planning lessons, turning interesting movies into “educational experiences,” creating a cute school room in your house – these are all examples that you’re losing touch with the most important focus: The Learner and … Continue reading
I guess I don’t really understand what “deschooling” is. I thought if we took a week of relaxing, we’d be ready to jump into unschooling. I feel like we’re not doing anything educational!
“Buy this, and your kids will be smarter!”
“Use this, you’ll be more organized!”
“Get this series and you will unleash their inner genius!”
Or something like that. Ahh… the lure of curriculum.
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Back in the ’90’s when the internet was still young…
We had loaded up our car and we were moving to Alaska. Really. We were. My husband was in the Air Force and we had decided that on this move, we’d make the break with the school system and set … Continue reading