Years ago, when we first started homeschooling, I used to wonder, “What do unschoolers do all day?” Even though I’d read a few books, I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer to my question. I needed a fly-on-the wall view into the unschooling life. This is why I decided to tell stories about our unschooling life when I began this blog. Turn unschooling theory into stories about real children. Perhaps it’s helpful to see unschooling in action?
In this week’s podcast, episode 94: What Do Unschoolers Do All Day? I share a few of these stories. I chose several blog posts from a time when my younger girls, Sophie and Gemma-Rose, wore flashing wheels on their shoes and didn’t mind swinging on the swings even when an icy wind was blowing. In those days, we used to ponder such things as:
- was Helen of Troy still beautiful after ten years of war? Was she still worth fighting over?
- are Elvis feet different from everyone else’s? Why can’t we walk in thongs (flip-flops, not underwear!)
As well as sharing some blog posts, I also talk about:
- how we never used to unschool maths
- how we sometimes deceive ourselves because we’re not ready to face the truth
- how unschooling is a continual learning experience for parents as well as kids
- how I forgot something very important when we first began unschooling
So will you join me and find out what we used to do on a typical unschooling day when we had younger children?
If you’d prefer to read the blog posts (without my updated commentary), I’ll add the links to the show notes.
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