Posts Tagged ‘ unschoolers ’

Homeschool Revelations

Homeschool Revelations

Defining homeschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree on what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the same with homeschooling. There’s a generally accepted...
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Becoming Unschoolers

Becoming Unschoolers

Becoming unschoolers has not been an easy transition for us. Yet, like most difficult journeys, it has been worth the effort. We stumbled into homeschooling six years ago. Our daughter was then five. Unable to relinquish that tired, but familiar school model, we harbored visions of quiet, “Norman-Rockwell-ish” teaching moments. Our daughter, Jaime, would...
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Learning to Love to Write

Learning to Love to Write

Noted science fiction writer Ray Bradbury once said, “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” How do we help our children learn to write? Before my children could read or write, they would recite what they wanted me...
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Luz Shosie and Ned Vare

We noted the passing of author and unschooling advocate Ned Vare last week, and we’re still coming across reminders of the good work Ned and his wife Luz Shosie did for homeschooling families, like this interview with Luz and Ned which Mary Nix did for HEM last year: “Homeschooling does not need to be...
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