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My Confessions

So, I have a confession to make. I have a Masters of Education. With an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction.  And I used to teach high school. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I was part of the machine.  I was one of those teachers who believed in structure and homework. Okay, not really. I actually hardly […]

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Rules Schmules

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about rules vs. principles. Though this isn’t obviously “unschooling” in that it’s not education-related, it is something that nearly all unschoolers practice. I watched Sandra Dodd’s comments on this on the website for Unschooling: The Movie (see video below), and then read some more thoughts by The […]

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Grown Unschoolers

One of the main objections or questions I get from people when I describe unschooling concerns what happens to these kids as adults. “How will they learn to do something distasteful?” “Won’t they be unable to fit into a workplace where they are told to do something by an authority-figure?” And, I had to agree […]

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Unschooling and the Reading Program

After yesterday’s post, you may wonder if the theory of unschooling jives with these early reading programs. I mean, aren’t we using a school-like method to teach? Shouldn’t it be organic and natural? Well, my answer is that the way I do it is natural. I’m exposing him to words and their meaning. He’s enjoying […]

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Reading Babies?

Before I even gave birth to Wesley, people started telling me about this “amazing” program called “Your Baby Can Read.” Now, I’m sure I’m speaking to other parents, so likely you’ve heard about this program yourself.  In a nutshell, babies as young as 18 months are shown on these infomercials reading. They may not be […]

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