When we first decide our children aren’t going to go to school, it can be daunting to envision how they’re going to learn instead. The great thing is, we don’t need to re-create the ethos of school in our homes to help our children’s learning thrive in the real world.
In this talk I gave in 2018, I dig into the conventional wisdom that surrounds learning by exploring three characteristics of real and effective learning: engagement, motivation, and time to think. By the end, you’ll be well on your way to recognizing and encouraging your children’s real learning—even when it doesn’t look like school at all.
It’s a great talk for people who are starting out on their unschooling journey, but I think it’ll also be interesting for those who have been unschooling for a few years. You’ll bring a more experienced lens with you as you listen, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you make even deeper connections because you’ll have seen these ideas play out in your lives already.
Get the accompanying PDF here: download Excavating Our Curiosity
And the image on the episode card is one my daughter Lissy created years ago. You’re welcome to check out her current work at lissyelle.com.