I’ve been reading a few books related to education / unschooling, I thought I would share here just in case it is of interest to anyone: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life – I really enjoyed this one and it really … [Read more…]
So we’re figuring out this whole home/un-schooling thing. It has ups and downs. The important thing to bear in mind (for me) is to always be working towards a happy balance. Everyone has their own way of doing things and as I try things out with Aaron I am discovering more of what he wants … [Read more…]
A slight oldie, but goodie. Posting partly to remind myself 🙂 A story of how kids teach themselves all sorts of things through a computer in a wall.
I think alot about this whole (un)school thing. Unschooling one son, whilst another son is still at school perhaps makes me question things more. Often I try to imagine my current self in school. Being told what to learn. When to learn. And how. Day after day after day. I think of the recent training … [Read more…]
Today we made catapults out of mugs, elastic bands, pencils, teaspoons, egg box cartons and sellotape. It seems like the egg box catapult shoots the farthest!
Here’s the deal. Unschooling is a choice. At least in the UK we have the option to educate our kids from home. Some countries don’t. So from my perspective it is a choice. It’s a lifestyle choice that needs people to think differently. We’re so accustomed to how we should be living that we forget … [Read more…]
Nice to see this video from someone so young. And the message is good too. We’re all so obsessed with ‘learning’ that we forget to stop doing the learning and getting on with the actual thinking and doing of stuff. “Stop learning, start to think, then create something.”
Love the Sir Ken Robinson, as always!
I love this Beginners Guide To Unschooling. I identify with it so much. So, so much. I can’t help but look at myself when I think of school. The way I’ve muddled my way through life and work. It’s had nothing to do with formal education. It’s been me trying stuff out. Learning as I … [Read more…]