Nikole Verde and I have a great conversation about how, with unschooling, everything’s connected. Nikole is the home ed columnist at JUNO Magazine and she’s been doing a fun series where she looks at how different topics—or subjects, from a more school-ish mindset—can weave into our unschooling lives. Eventually, we notice that all of those topics and subjects weave together into living as we come to realize that everything’s connected.
Quote of the Week
“Looking back, we did recognize that she had a lot of dyslexic traits that probably made it a slower path for her, but it was not a worse path. She was still learning so much every day and getting so much information and experimenting and observing and learning through just a different pathway.” ~ Nikole Verde
Questions for Nikole
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
How did you discover unschooling and what did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
Let’s start with unschooling and art. How might art organically weave into our days and how can we support that?
How about unschooling and reading? Outside of school, learning to read can look so different, can’t it?
How about unschooling and science? Science is everywhere, isn’t it?
Your eldest chose to go to an alternative school last year. How has she found the experience?
You also work part-time as a librarian. Can you share a bit about how you weave your work into your unschooling days?
Links to things mentioned in the show
Nikole is the home ed columnist at JUNO Magazine