When you hear the word “deschooling,” what image usually comes to mind?
I usually think of a child playing, or watching TV, or reading a book in a leisurely way. After all, isn’t that what deschooling is all about? Giving a child time to let go of school and embrace learning in a more natural way?
Well, yes and no.
You see, the above description certainly is a part of deschooling – a very important part, I might add – but there is another crucial element that many homeschooling families overlook:
Continue reading “Deschooling: It Isn’t Just for Kids!”
Of all the buzzwords that make their rounds in the homeschooling community, the two that are confused the most often are “deschooling” and “unschooling,” and with good reason!
Since they are both intended to be as unlike traditional school as possible, it really can be difficult for someone on the outside looking in to determine which is which.
The key is really all about intention. Continue reading “Deschooling Vs. Unschooling- What’s the Difference?”
When I started homeschooling, I thought I had it all figured out. Being a bit prideful of my “success” in my own school days, I thought I knew it all about education.
I was all that and a bag of chips.
I mean, sure. I had never had any personal experience with homeschooling. In fact, it was a pretty new concept to me when we began, but still. Continue reading “The What, When, Where, Why, and How of Deschooling”