unschooling

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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The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

‘Just let me live my life’ were the words that came out of my sons mouth yesterday as I tried to teach him about following a recipe. He was furious. He was wanting to cook, I was wanting to help him cook. He was wanting to make biscuits, I was wanting him to follow a […]

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Unschooling Chats: A Conversation about that tricky subject ‘Screen Time’ and how we do it…

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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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Can kids learn more when the parents are not getting in their way?

Can kids learn more when the parents are not getting in their way?

  When we recently went to the Unschooling/homeschooling event in Italy I was slightly frustrated as I knew that there was going to be a market and we did not have our car. It is a long story. We had a tiny car that the mechanic lent us, so there was no space to put […]

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18 things I learnt from the S-COOL HOMESCHOOLING/UNSCHOOLING BIGGEST MEETING EVER IN ITALY.

18 things I learnt from the S-COOL HOMESCHOOLING/UNSCHOOLING BIGGEST MEETING EVER IN ITALY.

Our mechanic crashed our car prior to going to this unschooling/homeschooling event. Yes, you read that right. So the five of us were left with a very small 4 seater car which belonged to the garage. It wasn’t great. But we got there. The girls took the train with Ant and I drove with Jahli. Things don’t always […]

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Why we Hackschool and don’t bring traditional schooling in to our home

Why we Hackschool and don’t bring traditional schooling in to our home

I want to explain that I won’t cry my eyes out and become very cross and upset if my son cannot read well yet, or even if he can’t get there in the next year, he is 10. Or if my daughters at the age of 12 can’t do long division, I will not be […]

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Is it possible to do anything other than unschool (ie work) when you unschool your children?.

Is it possible to do anything other than unschool (ie work) when you unschool your children?.

That is a question I ask myself a lot. Right now I am sitting the kitchen, I have a bowl of muesli to my left which my son made for me and my daughter is showing me the fact that our cat has dyed his three paws green. I say three as he is missing […]

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Ted Talks, young geniuses, overwhelm and extreme admiration.

Ted Talks, young geniuses, overwhelm and extreme admiration.

  We as of yet have no self-sustaining organic garden, our kids don’t know quite how to fashion wooden spoons out of a tree nor how to stick then roast an organically farmed pig. They are not musical geniuses that we know of, yet, and they have not started their own companies at the age […]

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What on Earth is ‘Strewing?’

What on Earth is ‘Strewing?’

  It does not mean making a stew. Here are a few examples of strewing. 1.  Anthony bought ‘The Big Book for Loo’ a book about interesting facts. It is by the toilet in the bathroom. In effect you could say he ‘Strewed’ (ooh that sounds really odd) He strewed it there…He left it there […]

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