Sunday, May 3, 2009
What is unschooling?
Unschooling is a completely bizarre concept for many people on this earth. Most freedom-loving Americans haven't even heard of it, either. I mean, homeschooling only gained recognition as a respectable way to educate children a decade or two ago. But no traditional schooling as we have known it for the last century? That's too radical!
Not really, what it boils down to for me is that I intimately know my children, and I am able to assist their learning in the way that best suits them. This is not a method, there is no curriculum, there are no set answers or texts to follow... we love it! We live in "Real Life" full-time. I love that it is simultaneously simple and challenging! I love that it keeps me growing! I love the capacity for joy within it!
I rejoice that I can raise my children in such freedom!