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…]
For the past couple weeks I’ve been trying what I call the ‘3 things’ approach. Obviously it’s something that I’ve made up. There is no research or proof that this method will work for everyone, so please only try it at home if you are willing to take responsibility for your own actions. 🙂 Everyday … [Read more…]