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Unschooling

03/09/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi

At today's MTB, Chris Varley merely mentioned education and CMSD, and Glor Ferris got very excited. It shows that education is a very volatile and sensitive button. There is always talk of fixing our schools. However, Chris Corrigan, Canuck free-thinker, posted very articulately about how and why he UN-SCHOOLs his children.

We very much use the principles of Open Space when creating the learning environment for our family. That includes “When it starts is the right time” which is not a principle widely applied to children’s learning. IN fact much of the anxiety that infects the education system in the western world would probably be alleviated if more people made use of this principle.

Chris make multiple links to references and experts and books about home and unschooling, so click thru to an excellent resource if you are like my step daughter wondering what to do for your child's education.

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Comment from: Ron [Visitor]
RonWhile we do not unschool our kids, we do home school and we let them guide what they want to do as long as they do some minimum "traditional" work each day.

You may be interested in Kids Roar (www.kidsroar.biz) which is my 8 year old's business that is doing very well and has some incredible people involved. She will have over $200,000 in start up funds raised soon and she is getting a bunch of kids involved.

She may not have memorized all the presidents yet, but I think this is a bit cooler.
03/11/06 @ 07:04
Comment from: steveg [Member] Email
stevegRon, This is really cool! Certainly Alexandra has gotten the notice of the MSM and the use of a blog is great to get the viral marketing seeded. Tell Alexandra good luck and I will see about getting the more popular blogs to point to Kids Roar. You know, more buzz.
03/11/06 @ 08:42