Unschooling FTW

Ben took a bit of convincing to take out of school. I use to ask him every couple of weeks how he felt about homeschooling and whether he preferred it over going to school.  For the first six months (de-schooling) he use to shrug his shoulders and say ‘I don’t know’. It was a turning … [Read more…]

Practice What You Preach

Parents are really bad at practicing what we preach.  Myself included. We have all these great ideas that we believe would bring such enjoyment, learning and fulfilment to our children’s lives, yet all too often we like to sit back whilst they get on with the *stuff*. I’ve been thinking a lot about this and … [Read more…]

Teachers of Today

The teachers of today have changed. Teachers are everywhere in every form.  Teachers are not just those people found in schools, colleges and universities.  I encourage you to look around and find the teachers that exist within our world. I am a teacher. I teach my boys about life.  How to live according to how … [Read more…]

Unsubscribing

I realise what I’ve been doing recently is slowly unsubscribing ourselves from *things*.  Really this is unschooling ourselves as a family from everything that we don’t need, but I kind of like the term unsubscribing.  Maybe more people will understand what I mean when I use this term. As a society we are overwhelmed.  There … [Read more…]

Playground Fitness

[I published this last year on another blog, but have been doing some tidying up and feel it is better placed here]. I’m a mother of 3 boys, currently aged 2, 8 and 10.  I now home school them too.  This means my personal free time is usually very limited – this doesn’t stop me … [Read more…]

Things We Do: Pair Programming

My boys love computers, but my eldest is also keen on taking it further.  He’s been working through the Khan Academy programming course.  He gets stuck quite alot, so what we’ve started to do is work through the problems and activities together – also known as pair programming. Last week we hooked his computer to … [Read more…]

Unschooling – uneverything-ing

The more I am homeschooling in an unschooling way, the more I find that it’s really not just about unschooling. It’s about applying the unschooling ehtos to every part of our life. I do not know what the right word is for this. Hence the use of ‘uneverythinging’.  That sounds so wrong! I’ve been trying … [Read more…]