Friday, July 20, 2018

See everything

When parents see how and what their children are actually learning instead of just scanning for the half dozen school-things, unschooling will make sense to the parents. If you wait for school to congeal from a busy life, you'll keep being disappointed. If you learn to see everything instead of just school things, unschooling will start working for you. When you see it you will believe it.
SandraDodd.com/seeingit
photo by Ester Siroky

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Learning is learning

Learning is learning whether or not it's planned or recorded or officially on the menu. Calories are calories whether or not the eating is planned or recorded or officially on the menu.
—Pam Sorooshian

SandraDodd.com/unschool/moredefinitions
photo by Robin Bentley, of exotic German... (not French fries, but something)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Learning effortlessly

"School is to unschooling as foreign language class is to learning to talk. The first is orderly, thorough, hard and hardly works. The second is chaotic, random, effortless and works like a charm."
—Joyce Fetteroll
SandraDodd.com/definitions
photo by Sandra Dodd

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

To begin with...

Until a person stops doing the things that keep unschooling from working, unschooling can't begin to work.
SandraDodd.com/doit
photo by Sylvia Toyama

Monday, July 16, 2018

Enough to share

Energy is shared, and that's how unschooling works. Whether I'm excited about something new, or my children are excited about something new, there's still newness and excitement enough to share.

SandraDodd.com/balance
photo by Chrissy Florence

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Important little things

"Listen and watch when they want to show you something. It might seem like a little thing to watch what your child wants to show you, but it’s important to them and it matters to them! The little things are the big things!"
—Laurie Wolfrum
Trust can grow
photo by Roya Dedeaux

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Descriptive and unlimited

I think that an unschooler's checklist should look more like the five senses and past/future than like "science, history, language, math, maybe-music-art-physical education."   Because that model is prescriptive and limiting.  And the other is descriptive and unlimited.
SandraDodd.com/checklists
photo by Sandra Dodd
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