Friday, September 21, 2012

A definition of unschooling

by Beverley Paine
Unschooling definition: 
"Everyone crafts a self-directed life doing the things they love to do."
Barb Lundgren

How that differs from the 'norm': we're coerced and manipulated from an early age to see the things we love to do as aberrant, self-indulgent, not of any economic or intrinsic value, or worse, as evil and wrong. And on top of that we're persuaded not to trust our instincts or our growing knowledge, experience, wisdom and that we need to rely on others because we're learners...

Give a kid a chance. Trust in natural learning. It works. It always has.