Earlier this week, I got involved in a long and involved conversation on Facebook. I don’t usually do this, but this time, I didn’t have a choice. The discussion began on my timeline. It was rather a heated debate: There was more than one opinion.
So I’ve been thinking: How do we respond when someone challenges us with a different opinion? In particular, what if people criticise our decision to unschool? What is the best thing to say? I talk about possible responses in this week’s podcast.
In episode 58, I also answer the following questions:
- Do I have all the unschooling answers?
- Are labels important?
- Can you call yourself an unschooler if you require maths but let the child choose the method?
- When should we start strewing resources before our children? Should we wait until they develop a particular interest?
- How do we translate natural learning experiences into the right educational language?
- Do we need to be curious people?
- How can we find lots of everyday learning to add to our records books?
- When we’ve read all the Jane Austen novels, what can we read next?
Authors and Books Gemma-Rose (12) and I want to read
The Paradise Project by Suzie Andres
Georgette Heyer: The Grand Sophy and Arabella
George Eliott: Middlemarch
Elizabeth Gaskell: Wives and Daughters, North and South, Cranford
Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White, The Moonstone
Are You a Proper Unschooler?
I took these photos when my girls and I went to a local nature reserve a few days ago. I tell you about our outing in my podcast!
and here on my blog.If you listen to my podcast… Thank you!
And if you’d like to comment on this week’s episode, please do. I’d love to hear from you!