• Freedom,  Homeschool,  Learning,  Living with Children,  Self-Directed Learning

    What is Unschooling?

    We ‘un’ school. But what does that mean? For us it means this: We do not approach learning the way most think of when they hear the word ‘school’. We eschew the traditional approach of going into a building filled with resources and plans, teachers and administrators, who are doling out a mandated curriculum during an inflexible time frame without much consideration for individuality all in the name of education.  It could be concluded that if we don’t ‘do school’ then we must be lazy, unmotivated people who just like to sleep in and not be bothered with schedules or commitments. While part of that may be true, we do LOVE our…

  • Homeschool,  Learning,  Self-Directed Learning,  Social Changes

    Class Dismissed- Movie Review

    I was able to see Class Dismissed in my hometown back in December. A local homeschooling mom took to social media to spread the word about the movie and to gather supporters.  The response was swift from the homeschooling community. I imagine there was a collective “YES! Finally a movie validating our choice to homeschool? I’m all in.” Although homeschooling is on the rise, it continues to be misunderstood by the masses. Class Dismissed is aiming to change the negative perceptions and open up a dialogue about our freedom to choose an educational route that best suits our children and our family, even if it’s not what everybody else is…

  • Learning

    The Future of Education

    The current educational system is old, tired, and in desperate need of reform. Anyone who has been a part of the system–the students all the way up to the administrators– have witnessed the failings, the troubles, the glaring issues; have felt the suppression of a system that is inflexible and rigid. Educational reformers have lobbied to change the curriculum, change teaching methods, dump insane amounts of money into resources and training, in the name of “making things right”. It’s like changing the paint on a car that no longer runs and calling it new again.  The reforms don’t work. The public school system, this gigantic machine, is outdated and broken. The model…