The following blog post was originally written by Russell Zuckerman, a parent of two students attending Arts & Ideas Sudbury School. It is re-printed with permission from Arts & Ideas Sudbury. I am reprinting it here because the educational assumptions of unschooling are the same as in a Sudbury school, and so are many of […]
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Since the beginning of this blog, most of the posts have been theoretical and philosophical discussions. Owing mainly to the young age of my children, I have had few unschooling stories to share. Well, that’s all starting to change. W is nearing four. He has, of course, been learning his whole life, but examples of […]
A friend of mine, and co-founder of The Open School, wrote the following blog post and I love it. You can find her blog here. If you have boys in the ages of 8 to 14 years old, most likely you have heard of MineCraft. MineCraft is a computer game where you get dropped into […]
Before I launch into my next post series, I wanted to share a quick story. I was at the park the other day with a friend who is not an unschooler. But her youngest son is 4, so for all intents and purposes, he’s unschooled (by happy chance of his age). He came over to […]
This is the second in my series answering questions from a reader. The first post is here. 2) If in fact, the child does decide that s/he would like to study physics, I’d venture to guess that the majority of unschooling parents don’t know enough about physics to do it justice. I know I certainly […]
A couple of years ago, our family discovered live feed of a nesting barn owl. The sitting, hatching and raising of the little owlets was followed closely by about 6000 viewers, among them our 14 month old son. This year, there are a lot of nesting cams to choose from. I love these cameras for […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about a truism. Every parent knows, in their head anyway, that kids learn by modeling them. We hear our kids use the same words and phrases we use. We see them make the same gestures we make. We watch, sometimes in horror, as they react to someone in a similar way that we might. Kids model adults. This isn’t news.
Recently, one of these wonderful members replied with some details about what her unschooled children do during the day.
I just wanted to say, go to the library. Support it. Find out when the story times are. Volunteer with your kids. Buy some super cheap books. Just go.