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Deschooling For Parents

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Once upon a time a confident and experienced scholar went to the best Zen teacher he knew, to apply to be his student. The master offered tea, and he held out his cup. While the student recited his knowledge and cataloged his accomplishments to date, the master poured slowly. The bragging continued, and the pouring continued, until the student was getting a lap full of tea, and said, "My cup is full!" The master smiled and said, "Yes, it is. And until you empty yourself of what you think you know, you won’t be able to learn." [more...]

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De-schooling to start home education

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Rather than rushing out to buy text-books or worrying about following a curriculum when beginning home educating, many families find that it's best to begin with a period of 'de-schooling'. If your child has had problems in school such as bullying, or exam stress, it's particularly important to take time to relax together as a family, to read, to discuss issues, to talk about goals and ambitions, and to think about what education means to you. [more...]

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Answers From An Unschooling Friend

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I've often thought how great it would have been if I'd known *then* what I know *now,* so I guess I get pretty enthusiastic when someone asks about homeschooling. Make good use of the resources readily available in books and on the Web; they will be really helpful. Trust yourself. Don't be in a big hurry about anything, especially spending money on curricula. Watch how your children discover the world around them, and trust their innate curiosity to spur them along. [more...]

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What is Unschooling?

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Unschooling has many, many definitions - probably a different one for each family that calls themselves unschoolers. To me, unschooling means interest-led or child-led learning. There are also many different levels of unschooling. Some families require a set amount of Math and English done each day, and then their child is free to explore whatever subjects he would like. [more...]

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Unschooling 101

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Kids learn by living in the world, by asking questions and following their interests. They learn by being exposed to your interests and passions, by reading, by watching, by playing, by exploring. Once you embrace unschooling, learning is everywhere! It happens in the minutest detail of daily life as you fold laundry, make breakfast, feed the birds, grocery shop, weed the garden. Try to stop separating learning into categories, special times and privileged modes and you'll see it taking place in all that your child does. [more...]

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Living an Unschooling Life

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Instead, unschoolers focus on living a rich and stimulating life together. Seriously, that's it. We do not "school," but, instead, we concentrate on living a life filled with opportunities and possibilities and experiences. Human children are born learners. Literally. What unschoolers aim for is keeping that love of learning and intense curiosity alive as the children grow up. [more...]

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Unschooling explained some more

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At the heart of our unschooling journey is the belief that children learn best when I am providing them with options in an environment geared toward learning, rather than force-feeding them information. [more...]

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Unschooling is a type of homeschooling

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We allow our children to determine what it is they want to learn. We don't allow some curriculum prescribed by an unknown person to do the choosing for our family. The kids know what exactly it is they are interested in learning. And if they don't for a day or two, that is ok, too. It will come. Have patience. [more...]

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Five Steps to Unschooling

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Some people understand unschooling as soon as they hear about it. Others wander about in a fog of confusion, wondering how unschoolers can be so certain about something that seems so counterintuitive to everything we've picked up about how kids need to learn. Maybe a few, well-defined steps in the unschooling direction could lead out of at least the very pea-soupiest part of the fog. [more...]

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Child-Led Learning

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The term "unschooling" was coined by John Holt to mean not sending children to school. The term has been stretched and changed since then, and those of us who refuse the entire school model have taken the word "unschooling" for our own. Other terms associated with unschooling are natural learning, child-led learning, discovery learning, and child-directed learning. We don't divide our day into "school" parts and "non-school" parts, because there are no school parts. We live; we learn; we try new things; we go back to things we've loved a long time. [more...]

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A must read for all Americans who are concerned about our governments easy answers to our problems.

Glen Beck - Common Sense

A must read for all Americans who are concerned about our governments easy answers to our problems.

Glen Beck - Common Sense

Deschooling For Parents

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Once upon a time a confident and experienced scholar went to the best Zen teacher he knew, to apply to be his student. The master offered tea, and he held out his cup. While the student recited his knowledge and cataloged his accomplishments to date, the master poured slowly. The bragging continued, and the pouring continued, until the student was getting a lap full of tea, and said, "My cup is full!" The master smiled and said, "Yes, it is. And until you empty yourself of what you think you know, you won’t be able to learn." [more...]

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De-schooling to start home education

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Rather than rushing out to buy text-books or worrying about following a curriculum when beginning home educating, many families find that it's best to begin with a period of 'de-schooling'. If your child has had problems in school such as bullying, or exam stress, it's particularly important to take time to relax together as a family, to read, to discuss issues, to talk about goals and ambitions, and to think about what education means to you. [more...]

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Answers From An Unschooling Friend

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I've often thought how great it would have been if I'd known *then* what I know *now,* so I guess I get pretty enthusiastic when someone asks about homeschooling. Make good use of the resources readily available in books and on the Web; they will be really helpful. Trust yourself. Don't be in a big hurry about anything, especially spending money on curricula. Watch how your children discover the world around them, and trust their innate curiosity to spur them along. [more...]

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What is Unschooling?

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Unschooling has many, many definitions - probably a different one for each family that calls themselves unschoolers. To me, unschooling means interest-led or child-led learning. There are also many different levels of unschooling. Some families require a set amount of Math and English done each day, and then their child is free to explore whatever subjects he would like. [more...]

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Unschooling 101

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Kids learn by living in the world, by asking questions and following their interests. They learn by being exposed to your interests and passions, by reading, by watching, by playing, by exploring. Once you embrace unschooling, learning is everywhere! It happens in the minutest detail of daily life as you fold laundry, make breakfast, feed the birds, grocery shop, weed the garden. Try to stop separating learning into categories, special times and privileged modes and you'll see it taking place in all that your child does. [more...]

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Living an Unschooling Life

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Instead, unschoolers focus on living a rich and stimulating life together. Seriously, that's it. We do not "school," but, instead, we concentrate on living a life filled with opportunities and possibilities and experiences. Human children are born learners. Literally. What unschoolers aim for is keeping that love of learning and intense curiosity alive as the children grow up. [more...]

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Unschooling explained some more

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At the heart of our unschooling journey is the belief that children learn best when I am providing them with options in an environment geared toward learning, rather than force-feeding them information. [more...]

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Unschooling is a type of homeschooling

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We allow our children to determine what it is they want to learn. We don't allow some curriculum prescribed by an unknown person to do the choosing for our family. The kids know what exactly it is they are interested in learning. And if they don't for a day or two, that is ok, too. It will come. Have patience. [more...]

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Five Steps to Unschooling

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Some people understand unschooling as soon as they hear about it. Others wander about in a fog of confusion, wondering how unschoolers can be so certain about something that seems so counterintuitive to everything we've picked up about how kids need to learn. Maybe a few, well-defined steps in the unschooling direction could lead out of at least the very pea-soupiest part of the fog. [more...]

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Child-Led Learning

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The term "unschooling" was coined by John Holt to mean not sending children to school. The term has been stretched and changed since then, and those of us who refuse the entire school model have taken the word "unschooling" for our own. Other terms associated with unschooling are natural learning, child-led learning, discovery learning, and child-directed learning. We don't divide our day into "school" parts and "non-school" parts, because there are no school parts. We live; we learn; we try new things; we go back to things we've loved a long time. [more...]

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