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What is learning anyway?

What is learning anyway?

An excerpt from ‘Jump, Fall, Fly’ written by Anthony Eldridge Rogers One of the main focuses of unschooling is related to learning. And out of this come many of the insecurities about alternative learning lifestyles like unschooling. It revolves around our beliefs and experiences of learning ourselves. So first of all let us get clear […]

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Freedom and the Free Mind

Freedom and the Free Mind

The book is coming out soon and my thoughts have turned to a key question about raising kids and what might we mean when we say we want them to be ‘free’? This led me to ask what is a ‘free’ mind? The debate about conditioning ties into the wider issue of freedom. What is […]

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What on Earth is a Good Education?

What on Earth is a Good Education?

  I came across a Buddhist educational blog this week. One thread on the blog was about education so I had a look around. What jumped out straight away was the proposition that children should be given a “good” education. It’s a phrase I have heard much in my life and what is clear to […]

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Trying to explain Brexit to my kids… it all sounds so stupid

Trying to explain Brexit to my kids… it all sounds so stupid

Pretty much all of europe and most of the rest of the world has heard of the recent Brexit vote by the UK.   Over the last few days and weeks myself and Lehla have been focussed on this vote and what it might mean for us and what it also tells us about the […]

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MINDFULNESS SHOULD NOT BE A STICKING PLASTER ON THE REAL PROBLEM: OUR WORKPLACES AND SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME UNBEARABLY STRESSFUL

MINDFULNESS SHOULD NOT BE A STICKING PLASTER ON THE REAL PROBLEM: OUR WORKPLACES AND SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME UNBEARABLY STRESSFUL

        This is a blog I wrote focussed around my work as a recovery and wellness coach but realised that it is relevant to unschooling…..so here it is   It is pretty astonishing really. Here we are in 2015 and meditation is the corporate and now educational cure all of workforce pacification. […]

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UNSCHOOLING – A MESSY AND BOISTEROUS WAY OF LIVING

UNSCHOOLING – A MESSY AND BOISTEROUS WAY OF LIVING

I like order. I like planning, arranging and having things just so and in their place. This way I can feel more in control, more able to measure outcomes and anticipate events. I should say that only a part of me is like that, as other parts of me resist it. Somehow, as soon as […]

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Where are all the men then?

Where are all the men then?

If you look around at the debate about unschooling and alternative education it can seem as if it’s a debate and discussion that involves more women than men. When you look at the people who influence and decide policy at government level it seems that we have more male voices together getting everyone’s attention and […]

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What Unschooling has taught me about Coaching

What Unschooling has taught me about Coaching

This talk by a 12 year old is, well, simply, inspiring. My main take away is how much I can learn from children… For many of the reasons (that the video illuminates) about the wonderful way the young human being, kids, are naturally in the world, we have decided that we would pursue Unschooling as […]

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THE TOUGHEST BIT OF BEING AN UNSCHOOLING PARENT? SELF EXAMINATION

THE TOUGHEST BIT OF BEING AN UNSCHOOLING PARENT? SELF EXAMINATION

When it comes to some deep reflection about the relationship with my children a significant realisation is that in most of the social conditioning I was brought up with was that the adults were the ‘Ones who know? And the children were the ‘Ones who don’t know ‘ and the job is to assist them […]

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Chocolate, betrayal and a morning after headache

Chocolate, betrayal and a morning after headache

  Two things happened this week that on first glance appear unrelated. But then, as we know, when we look a little closer and reflect on it we see that everything is connected and related. So first. In my professional life this week I found out that someone close to me could not actually be […]

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