Why Are People So Surprised When Kids Learn By Themselves?

So, Ethiopian village kids teach themselves via a tablet. Or there’s the pretty famous computer in a wall experiment where Indian kids taught themselves a whole range of things. We read these stories, become inspired and just think it’s amazing. But really, why is it so amazing? Why do we think so little of the future … [Read more…]

Making creative choices, having less stuff in a rich environment…

As unschoolers we are making a lifestyle choice. Unschooling is the process of deschooling ourselves; as parents and children. School indoctrinates us to respond to schedules and agendas defined by others. Great for factories (or the needs of industry), not so great for creative thinking. Seth Godin does a great job of explaining the current state … [Read more…]

Unsubscribing

I realise what I’ve been doing recently is slowly unsubscribing ourselves from *things*.  Really this is unschooling ourselves as a family from everything that we don’t need, but I kind of like the term unsubscribing.  Maybe more people will understand what I mean when I use this term. As a society we are overwhelmed.  There … [Read more…]