"The point of unschooling is to *not* do school ... school is an artificial means of learning.
So, unschoolers do not use curriculum ... we use life as a means of learning ... always-learning, as a way of life. Real-life applications bring on…"
"Check out the link I gave above, back in May ... Radical Christian Unschoolers is a wonderful site -- with hundreds of experienced (as well as brand-new) unschoolers.
You can learn SO much just by reading through the archives there ... some…"
"Gwen, I hesitate to comment here because it's so far past when you originally posted here about unschooling, but I'm feeling my way thru this unschooling thing, as I think it most aligns with my personality and feelings about education,…"
"Annette -- I love, love LOVE how you met your son where he is, and enabled him to discover who He is (as God has created him to be), and downplayed the notions of others (mere humans, all!) who think they know how *everyone should be*.
When we give…"
"I have been homeschooling my son for 5 years now and this is the first time I've stumbled upon this website.
I began homeschooling after my son started suffering from severe anxiety attacks at school. It's a long story, but it was not…"
"I appreciate that you've chosen this approach with your child. However, "having her" do anything is not unschooling ... unschooling is about modeling *how* to learn, as a life-long joy, rather than directing *what* to…"
"I like starting my oldest out with copy work from Proverbs,Then strait into one to two hours of math. Then We have her read and she is done.
Simple yet effective , I like Saxon math because we have found if they don't review everyday they…"
"I'm Dena ... mother of 8 on earth (21, 19, 16, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 2). We did private and public school for the first 5 years of my eldest's schooling ... and then plunged into traditional homeschooling (homeschooling with curricula)...…"