self directed learning

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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A Parent’s Guide on how to make your children love reading. (Don’t)

A Parent’s Guide on how to make your children love reading. (Don’t)

    The first thing I would say is don’t make children love reading, you can’t. Support their natural inspiration and drive to learn to read because they are curious and they want to. Some ideas on how to inspire children to read Read them stories, if they want you to. Let them as far […]

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The Joy of being with an Unschooler when they are Learning to Read

The Joy of being with an Unschooler when they are Learning to Read

‘I will read when I can read’ were my sons words. At aged ten he is on the edge of flying in to the world of words. The ‘not being able’ to read bit will soon be a sweet memory. I sit with him as he speaks the words out, I see a big complex […]

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Life Without School

Life Without School

Our children do not go to school and they love it. They have no uniforms, there is no homework to be done, no tests to be taken, no sticker charts, no lunch boxes to pack, no exams to pass. If schooling was a train then they are not on it, they are not even on […]

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Teachers, We Need to Talk about the Children.

Teachers, We Need to Talk about the Children.

I come from a family of teachers, I have been an unofficial teacher myself in many ways, including a spell of homeschooling my own children. Now I find myself to be an unschooling parent but if you were a teacher and I was at your side before the kids enter the room this would happen. […]

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Could Minecraft hold the key to the future of how kids learn…?

Could Minecraft hold the key to the future of how kids learn…?

  ‘That is it I have got it, the future if education is Minecraft’ I say to my husband then he looks at me across the kitchen coffee in hand, ‘erm, am not sure you are right there’ he says. I am not sure I am right  either but I think I am on to […]

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Our Story about Unschooling and how we got here!

Our Story about Unschooling and how we got here!

As the three of our children walk around Italy most people think that we are tourists as we look typically English. However when our children speak and order ice cream, it is clear that we are not…quite.   We find ourselves at this moment in our lives living on a hill in the centre of […]

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A 22 Year Old Self Directed Learner interviews 3 young Unschoolers

A 22 Year Old Self Directed Learner interviews 3 young Unschoolers

  How do you define unschooling? A: It means not going to school! Un-schooling. That’s what it means. J: It’s just really really fun and I love it. O: Unschooling is where you can choose what you want to do. You can choose how you want to learn. So if there is a project you […]

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An Interview Between a Mother of Three Young Unschoolers and an Older Unschooler/Self Directed Learner.

An Interview Between a Mother of Three Young Unschoolers and an Older Unschooler/Self Directed Learner.

Why does Marissa have a tattoo of a hat and a bunch of tulips on her arm? I had been wanting to ask her from the moment I saw her arm. Then I did. So I know the story. Marissa is here as a Workaway with us, it is no surprise that she found us, […]

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Project based learning and Self-directed learning. Learning through what life is offering you…

Project based learning and Self-directed learning. Learning through what life is offering you…

    ‘Step away from the desks, grab your ideas children and fly beyond what you ever imagined could be possible.’   By the fluke of the universe, the way magic works and sheer luck, if is there such a thing… we have landed a wonderful ‘Workaway’ person who is a script writer and a […]

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