Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blog visiting

I have just been visiting others blogs over the last few days. Just trying to get my head around a few things.
I love this post here an unschooling life which has come from a newsletter by Mimi Doe.


This is something I have always wanted to blog about and have really been trying to bring into my life - ever since I've learnt about Attachment Parenting which has lead into learning.

My little spin on words is

Listen.... Respect.... Respond (which could mean more listening)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Junk joke email

I don't normally like getting junk joke emails but this one I felt was appropriate.

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher

In the words of many but sounds like John Holt to me most. As soon as you start trying to teach...mostly people start switching off.
We need to be aware of how we try to convey it with respect? I feel that this is the key...I'm sure I will learn more as I go along.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Zealand web sites that might help?

Natural Learning there seems to be lots of links to groups and a few other links which might be worth while looking into.

Adults who are unschooled

This is something which I would like to read more about.
Big sigh.
Along with all the other things that I would like to read about too ;-)
So I've been visiting blogs to find out more in all the areas I want to learn in.
Today I've been here

The Organic Sister I caught the word "mindful" which is something which I am interested in and just starting out in as well as the unschooled path. I like to think of myself as a mindful parent, in learning.
Wow so much learning

Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

John Holt - Learning all the time

Work in progress

Children are born passionately eager to make as much sense as they can of things around them. The process by which children turn experience into knowledge is exactly the same, point for point, as the process by which those whom we call scientists make scientific knowledge. Children observe, they wonder, they speculate, and they ask themselves questions. They think up possible answers, they make theories, they hypothesize, and then they test theories by asking questions or by further observations or experiments or reading. Then they modify the theories as needed, or reject them, and the process continues. This is what in "grown-up" life is called the-capital S, capital M-Scientific Method. It is precisely what these little guys start doing as soon as they are born.

If we attempt to control, manipulate, or divert this process, we disturb it. If we continue this long enough, the process stops. The independent scientist in the child disappears.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Welcome to Unschooled

This is a blog about our pathway through education with our own kids. Its not only about our kids education, but ours as well, as we find our way. By blogging about our experiences, thoughts, insights, research, reading, ideas, questions, concerns, doubts ... we hope to engage others in this journey, and hopefully learn from them, while they share this path with us.