Homeschooling

I could call it homeschool but that is a little too formal or I could call it unschool but I find that a little too negative. Yes, my kids will learn at home but they won’t be “schooled” and I probably won’t be completely laizze faire as unschooling. The fact is I believe learning is a natural human drive. The way a child learns to walk and talk – simply by being around walking talking adults – is the same way they learn to read, write, and compute. The concept of schooling makes it rocket science when in fact, if left unfettered, you couldn’t possibly stop a kid from absorbing knowledge like a sponge! Join me on my journey!

Here are some of my most popular posts on “un”schooling:

  • Unschoolers Underperform Homeschool and Public School Peers
    ZOMG!  Studies show that unschoolers – children with no curriculum or set subjects tend to be “below grade level” compared to traditionally homeschooled kids and their public school peers. Well duh. This “problem” is often trotted out by those afraid … Continue reading →
  • Five Steps to Get You Started in Unschooling
    If you haven’t already done so you might want to read my previous series on my Homeschool Philosophy.  It is a three part series that looks at holistic education, pedagogy, and most importantly, the 4 tenants of unschooling which are; … Continue reading →
  • My Homeschooling Philosophy: Part 3
    In Part 1 of this series I introduced the concept of Holistic Learning which focuses on the broader topics of knowledge of self, community, and nature instead of the discreet skills taught in traditional schooling.  In Part 2 I discussed … Continue reading →
  • What I Learned in School
    I’m preparing a series on “how to” unschool (which should be funny if you are familiar with unschooling at all!) but it got me thinking about what from my public school education I really learned.  Not learned in the sense … Continue reading →
  • Homeschooling and Educational Neglect
    I recently read this article on Salon.com called Home-schooled and Illiterate.  My first thought as I read this very long and very disorganized article is that it was an editorial by a lay person.  There is really no journalism in … Continue reading →
  • My Homeschooling Philosophy: Part 2
    If you haven’t watched it yet pop over here to see my first post in this series about defining holistic education. Today I want to look at three types of pedagological styles.  A pedagogy is a style of teaching so … Continue reading →
  • My Homeschool Philosophy: Part 1
    [box] Welcome to the first edition of the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival, hosted by Authentic Parenting and Mudpiemama! In the month of January, we start afresh, a new year, new ideas. Hence, our participants have looked into the topic of … Continue reading →
  • 10 (More) Craft Supplies Every Kid Needs
    I was just working on this post about “must-have” craft supplies when Job Description Mommy published her 10 Toddler Art Supply Must Haves! Great minds and all, right? Luckily we only had some overlap (finger paints and pipe cleaners are … Continue reading →
  • Spanish for Mommies: Common Commands and Questions
    Have you been using any Spanish endearments?  In the second installation of my Spanish for Mommies series I’m going to share some common commands you might use during your day.  Now these are commands in the linguistic sense not in … Continue reading →
  • Spanish for Mommies: Terms of Endearment
    Welcome to a new series I’ll be doing on helping your little ones learn Spanish!  Now, I need to point out that I am not fluent in Spanish and I’m certainly not a native speaker.  If you have access to … Continue reading →

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