I’m really enjoying taking ‘selfie’ photos. I’m also enjoying my time with Aaron. We have our ups and downs, but overall we’re really enjoying ourselves. We Played Football! The latest to the edition of selfies is Aaron and I after playing football. This is something I normally leave to him and his dad, but not … [Read more…]
Looks like I’ll be unschooling Thing 2 as well come the end of the school year. He’s up for it. I’m up for it, though I am aware it’s going to be a challenge, he certainly has different learning styles that Aaron.
I’ve been reading a few books related to education / unschooling, I thought I would share here just in case it is of interest to anyone: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life – I really enjoyed this one and it really … [Read more…]
So we’re figuring out this whole home/un-schooling thing. It has ups and downs. The important thing to bear in mind (for me) is to always be working towards a happy balance. Everyone has their own way of doing things and as I try things out with Aaron I am discovering more of what he wants … [Read more…]
A slight oldie, but goodie. Posting partly to remind myself 🙂 A story of how kids teach themselves all sorts of things through a computer in a wall.
I think alot about this whole (un)school thing. Unschooling one son, whilst another son is still at school perhaps makes me question things more. Often I try to imagine my current self in school. Being told what to learn. When to learn. And how. Day after day after day. I think of the recent training … [Read more…]
There are 9 3D objects here to make. Cut, design, fold then glue it all together. There’s a pyramid, cube, heart, person, tree, globe, car, van and a house! [button link=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3521363/messytimes/3DFigures.pdf”]Download PDF[/button]
A sword, a golden spear and a chained fang. All weapons fron Lego Ninjago. Print image below or download PDF. Download PDF
Today we made catapults out of mugs, elastic bands, pencils, teaspoons, egg box cartons and sellotape. It seems like the egg box catapult shoots the farthest!
Print, cut, design, fold then glue this car figure together.
Here’s the deal. Unschooling is a choice. At least in the UK we have the option to educate our kids from home. Some countries don’t. So from my perspective it is a choice. It’s a lifestyle choice that needs people to think differently. We’re so accustomed to how we should be living that we forget … [Read more…]
Nice to see this video from someone so young. And the message is good too. We’re all so obsessed with ‘learning’ that we forget to stop doing the learning and getting on with the actual thinking and doing of stuff. “Stop learning, start to think, then create something.”
Love the Sir Ken Robinson, as always!
I love this Beginners Guide To Unschooling. I identify with it so much. So, so much. I can’t help but look at myself when I think of school. The way I’ve muddled my way through life and work. It’s had nothing to do with formal education. It’s been me trying stuff out. Learning as I … [Read more…]