If there’s a silver lining to the current crisis, it’s that the world is buzzing with homeschool news. This week’s Treasure Trove is filled with posts about Unschooling. I’m convinced that some major educational gifts and some funky, creative new ways of thinking about schooling are going to come out of this pandemic.
- Homeschooling Experts Highlight the Varied Paths to Gaining An Education (Maine Wire, April 12, 2020). In this article, Nick Murray, of Maine Policy Institutes, asserts “There are many ways to cultivate an educated person, and instill a passion for learning.” Thanks for making the point, Nick.
- Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste. (Purva Brown, April 2, 2020). This classical unschooling blogger isn’t going to let this crisis go to waste. Who is following her lead?
- Unschooling and Neurodiversity with Tara McGovern Dutcher. (Living Joyfully, April 2, 2020). In this post and podcast, you’ll learn about neurodiversity and how unschooling is awesome for creating environments that allow our unique gifts to shine.
- Alanis Morissette Practices Unschooling with Her Kids. (Page 6, April 7, 2020). You Oughta Know, this is worth a read.
And Don’t Miss…
If you didn’t catch this post about socialization, it’s worth a peek. Somehow, homeschooler socialization is the topic that never goes away and it’s BAAAAAAACK and a well alive topic in this period of social distancing. Why You Are Wasting Your Time Worry About Homeschooling and Socialization (Wanderschool, April 7, 2020).
Just for Fun
POP QUIZ: What’s Your Homeschool Style?
Book of the Week
This week I’m reading Trevor Noah’s Book Born a Crime. A nurse who grew up unschooled highly recommended the book during an office visit. She explained that unschooling wasn’t a thing yet when she was growing up; she just understood that she was unregistered in any school system. She spent her childhood traveling the world, and living in Africa for many years with her missionary parents. Trevor Noah’s book she said is worth reading for anyone interested in learning through experience, culture, travel, and communication. So far, I can’t put it down.
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