I had an idea. Another one. Is it a good idea? I don’t know! Maybe I can tell you about it…
I’ve been pondering the idea of recording a series of videos on basic unschooling topics, each one lasting about 5 minutes. I could call the series, Five Minutes on Friday. I‘d post one a week every Monday. Just joking! I would post them on Fridays, of course. (I’m feeling silly, maybe because it’s the end of the week and the sun is shining…)
I thought about this idea all week, and today I took action. I decided to talk about Unschooling: Does it ‘Work’ and is it for You? I made a few notes (and applied my lipstick!) But then just as I was about to turn on the camera, I changed my mind about the topic. I thought it might be better to begin at the beginning and first make an introductory video called What is Unschooling? So that’s what I did.
I used my DSLR camera. (Yes, I worked out the settings!) I set up the camera in the family room, rather than in my bedroom. This means I lost
my blank background, but I gained some better lighting. I warned all the girls to stay away (so I wouldn’t feel self-conscious). I borrowed a clock to keep track of the time. Then I turned the camera on and started speaking…
And I discovered that unschooling can’t be explained in a thorough manner in only 5 minutes. My 5 minute video turned into 8 minutes, and
even then, I think I only touched the surface. So this is really 8 Minutes on Friday. I hope I can do better next week and keep to my time limit.
I wonder if anyone is interested in watching my video. Could there be someone reading my blog who’s heard of unschooling but isn’t quite sure what it entails? Will they get a better idea after listening to me trying to explain? I’m not sure!
If you do have any questions, after watching my video, please ask. And if you have any ideas for future video topics, I’d love to hear them!
What is Unschooling?
Image: What are my girls doing? Are they unschooling? What exactly is unschooling? (The girls are busy filming The Elvis Fashion Shoot!)