Unschooling/Natural Learning. Tantrum space for people who eschew factory learning in favour of unschooling, open source learning, community based, learning without school. Open season on all things we might bump up ...
How important is class size after all?Washington Post (blog)At the other end of the theoretical spectrum from the “tell 'em and test 'em” theory lies “unschooling.” It dumps the whole idea of class size and everything that goes with it.
School With No Teachers Fuels DebateNBC MiamiIt is much closer to what in recent years has come to be known as "un-schooling" than it is to any other kind of alternative school. There are no teachers, no lesson plans, and no grades.
Clark Aldrich's book Unschooling Rules -55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education is as much fun to read as playing Serious Games and his list of “55 rules that change our vision for schools” ...
I’ve been meaning to touch on this subject for awhile now, but I’ve been hesitant. I’m not a gamer. I don’t feel drawn to playing video games like the rest of my family does, so I often feel a little at a loss to explain it.
Look out, world! If we don’t sharpen our #2 pencils and gear up for battle this spring, we’ll be in trouble. Our principal and superintendent will ask questions. Your parents will feel I’m not doing my job.
Even before the actual publication of his book Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich was growing concerned about the educational system's having set out to create a "global classroom." With traditional schooling itself being ...
A friend just posted about how she is using Five in a Row as her time to connect with her kids ,who are primarily unschooling and it got me thinking about how we are approaching this thing we call learning.
To set the context for their unschooling experience, we pulled Eric out of school in February 2000 a month after his 14th birthday because it had become clear that he hated going to school and, being a total autodidact, ...
Somewhat closely associated to Eclectic Homeschooling is the concept of Unschooling. This method of education takes advantage of the fact that children are natural learners. Instead of setting a rigid structure, ...
It’s a question unschoolers hear relatively often. Grandparents, friends, sometimes neighbors ask “but if they don’t go to school, how will they learn …. to read? … to do math? … about history? What about social skills?
As our time in Central America draws to a close, we’re reflecting on our choice in 2010 to leave institutional schooling for a less structured, more relaxed life as an unschooling family. What have been the benefits?
Andrea is her name. She’s fifteen and sitting beside me at a computer in a windowless room, at least for now. I’m only a volunteer and will have to leave her side in an hour, in order to go to my real job as a middle school secretary.
We had a taste of natural, uncomplicated living when we visited Plumas County, California. It’s in the High Sierras, just south of Lassen Volcanic National Park. It’s California, but not the California many people see on TV and in film.
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