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Protecting Childhood

Yesterday we caught up with a few other homeschooling families and enjoyed a blissful day outside in nature. While we chatted and enjoyed each other’s company the children played. 764 more words


Easier Teaching

teaching is much easier when you try to help students reach their goals than when you try to get them to reach your goals.

– Seth Roberts, … 7 more words

Sports Day and a Trip to London

Squeezing in a last post before we leave for Nottingham tomorrow – we’ve had a packed few days so here’s a round-up of what we’ve been up to: 877 more words


Making Friends

compulsory education crippled us. We were in communities organized by grownups for so long we never learned to organize our own.

we don’t have as many friends as we would if we were born sooner because we’ve renounced most institutions and are left with making friends at work or by inviting people we’ve met casually out to lunch. 53 more words

A Week of Unschooling: Wipeout and Oranges

Nookie’s new obsession is Annoying Orange videos. Totally random and bizarre, I know. YouTube leads to so many weird and wonderful discoveries. But as always learning has happened in surprising ways and not only has her vocabulary expanded through watching them, she’s also discovered new computer games, and new shows such as Wipeout, which we now have to play at the park. 361 more words


Homeschooling in a Virtual Age Wrap-Up (Part 5)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing a series of blogs titled “Homeschooling in a Virtual Age.” Each blog addressed a different topic related to the overall subject. 747 more words


Meaningful Learning

“Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”
~  Plato

Thinking back on my time at school, it is really hard to recall anything that I learned.

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