If our children are obliged to learn what's in the school syllabus in order to have their homeschool registration applications approved, surely they can't unschool? How can they follow their interests and still fulfil the registration requirements?
My children are registered homeschoolers. They are also unschoolers. I manage to keep the education authorities happy (in a state where the regulations are rather strict) without compromising my unschoolers' way of life. How do I do it? I chat about this topic and share some ideas in this week's podcast.
- describe a method for recording unschooling in an impressive way
- share how I translate natural learning into the necessary educational language for registration purposes
- tell how I work out what the official documents such as the school syllabus actually mean
- discuss what we can do if a child refuses to learn something that's required by the educational authorities
- offer a few positives (!) of homeschool registration
- as well as some examples of how I record unschool learning experiences
A few apologies:
I use the words 'syllabus' and 'curriculum' interchangeably and wrongly, I'm sure! (I think you'll still get the idea.)
I also made a mistake about the required hours of schooling. My number was too low.
Blog posts about homeschool registration and record keeping
More posts can be found on my Registration and Records pages
Podcast about homeschool registration and record keeping
Changing People's Minds about Unschooling or The Tricky Business of Registering an Unschooler as a Homeschooler
Videos about homeschool registration and record keeping
I'm still trying to blog and podcast without a computer of my own. I'm sorry about my podcast mistakes. I had to work in a hurry using a borrowed computer. (Thank you, Sophie for lending me yours!)
Thank you for listening!