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Boys & Writing: Our Journey

Boys & Writing: Our Journey | Homeschooling Unschooling Learning | Scoop.it
Why are those two words never paired together? I've been reading about families who try to create environments that might coax their sons to write more. So I think it's time to share how we dealt w...
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A retrospective look at how removing the pressure allowed the writer to emerge.

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One Little Word

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Lots of people come to unschooling wondering what it's all about. While some shake their head and fall back in line with more familiar ways of thinking, others are compelled to learn more about it....
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Explaining Unschooling...

Explaining Unschooling... | Homeschooling Unschooling Learning | Scoop.it
Unschooling is simply living a full rich life, offering opportunities to your child to learn and grow. For unschooling to work at its optimal level, the parent must be engaged with the child, proba...
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K-12 schools are missing out on this edtech trend

K-12 schools are missing out on this edtech trend | Homeschooling Unschooling Learning | Scoop.it
A study by market research organization Ambient Insight says that edtech games are by and large not making their way into K-12 schools. The lead researcher on the study reported that information an...
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Luckily, parents of homeschoolers can use whatever they want to further their teens' education. 

"Edtech games have the potential to change the way students learn, practice, and study if they were widely adopted in the education system. But at this point in time, they remain largely on the outside of it, targeting the parents who can afford it and no one else. It’s a shame."

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What Really Matters...

What Really Matters... | Homeschooling Unschooling Learning | Scoop.it
Unschooling is one of those terms that people love or hate. Or at least, the vocal people seem to shout from the far ends of the continuum, and then everyone reacts.  It's been the same arguments f...
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My Grown Unschoolers

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What I would have given to be able to pick the brain of a mom with grown unschoolers!? When my kids were growing up, I knew a couple of these families, but not too many. It's so much more common no...
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Following a Passion

Following a Passion | Homeschooling Unschooling Learning | Scoop.it

"I’d like to give you a glimpse to what “learning naturally” looks like. The lessons are bigger. They’re richer than worksheets. They are real life. My kids learned that if you love something, it’s within your grasp… even if you have to shift some priorities to get it. People might look at you funny saying, “You’re going to do what? A real ranch?” But anything is attainable if you walk through the steps to get there.  That is so much more important to learn than long division or reading by 8."

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▶ John Holt on The Phil Donahue Show discussing homeschooling, 1981 - YouTube

John Holt's book TEACH OUR OWN had just been printed and controversy over homeschooling was quite strong in 1981, when Holt joined two homeschooling families...
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School is a prison — and damaging our kids

School is a prison — and damaging our kids | Homeschooling Unschooling Learning | Scoop.it
Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work
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