unschooling

This list is a reminder for me as much as anything.
I don't know if "Yes Parenting" is the same as the parenting style my late wife and I used, but it seems similar. What we did was called either "non-coercive parenting" or "taking children seriously." Both ways of thinking about parenting seem be part of "Yes Parenting."
Reasons vary for choosing alternative learning over traditional education. Some families might desire a more family-oriented lifestyle while others might select this method due to religious beliefs, bullying, or simply passion for more enhanced learning.
Tyler Nakatsu is Managing Editor at Getting Smart. Follow Tyler on Twitter, @post_west. At the heart of Unschooling is self
Send your kids to art school. Heavily invest time and resources into their creative literacy. Do these things and they will stand a chance at finding work and or fulfillment in a future where other human abilities become irrelevant.
7-year-old's don't give one whit that you have given up your identity or that you are sacrificing yourself for their well-being. So, don't point that out to them. It's the equivalent of blood in the water for shar
Real learning thrives when students have real choices. Give high school students the same freedom as college students, and we'll take education a step in the right direction.
The best teachers, mentors, and organizations don't just pour information into your head; they teach the meta-learning skills that help you learn how to learn. To find them, look for anyone who will teach you how to.
C.S. Lewis wrote, "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." Education is no exception. To become a self-directed learner is to become, in the words of my friend Ethan Mitchell, a consensual learner.
The secret to the success of the Writing Retreat, I believe, was that we created a place for our writers to work alone, together.
Years later, as a returning camper and instructor, I would come to relish the memory of my first "night walk," a rite of passage that no one tells you about until it's upon you.
Holy Flow parenting for me has been about making a conscious decision every morning to embrace and enjoy these moments while the kids are under this roof with me. I don't want to just survive this phase of our lives, I want to be fully present and enjoy it!
3. Certain crucial skills are less expensive and easier to learn outside of school. Schools are very good at scaffolding
For those of you taking a path that doesn't include college right now, if you're not sure what to do with your life, choose the path that will make the best story later. You must continue to be an interest-driven, self-directed learner.
As unschoolers, we live as though school (K-12) doesn't even exist. When my son shows an interest in any particular thing, I find ways to help him explore his interests in a way that will be productive and fulfilling for him in the long run.
Eventually, kids who are curious will want to learn from books, from teachers, from tech. But substituting top-down "education" for free play isn't preparing little kids for college or careers.
Some young people might enjoy school, thrive in a school environment. That's wonderful. An imagined goal of public school
I realized later in life that many of the most creative, wise and spiritually grounded people I knew had little formal education.
Sparks & Honey, a New York City-based firm of futurists, predicts that one of the top-ten new jobs in 2025 will be unschooling counselor. That's what I do now, and I can definitely see why many other professionals will soon be joining me.
Once I began just being a Christian instead of thinking about church, I could bring church anywhere at any time. I found a much stronger community because I could both mentor and be mentored at the same time, and my friendships kept me accountable. I began hackchurching.