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What is Self Directed Learning?

What is Self Directed Learning?

Right now one daughter is the computer, on the Khan Academy, my other daughter is cooking, my son is on a new scooter that was kindly donated to him by another very generous worldschooler. The kids choose their activities, we flit in and out trying to assist where we can but mostly we step out […]

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Mums, put your oxygen masks on first before you help your child

Mums, put your oxygen masks on first before you help your child

  The flight attendant says that on the plane, I think ‘that can’t be right? Can it?’ then I think well if I am not breathing then, er…then yes it is completely right.   This has followed me around as an image for parenting. Especially in the early years when I was so exhausted and […]

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If Schooling Kills Creativity Does Unschooling Bring Creativity Back to Life?

If Schooling Kills Creativity Does Unschooling Bring Creativity Back to Life?

I love Ken Robinson’s talk but do schools kill creativity… To me the answer to that is yes and no, to me creativity never went away in the first place. Do Schools Kill Creativity? I don’t really think so, as I don’t think you can kill creativity. It is like a heartbeat or the wind, […]

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