Reschooling Posts // February 12-18, 2023
Overprotected Kids Die Younger?
February 16, 2023 from Free Range Kids
A very long study of about 1000 adults born in the ’50s and ’60s looked at how they were raised, and whether that upbringing had an impact on their longevity. The researchers found that folks who’d grown up overprotected were more likely to die before age 80 than, I guess, Free-Range Kids (now Free-Range Geezers).
Just a Collection of Humans Doing a Thing: SDE centers and the necessity of conflict
February 16, 2023 from Rethinking Self-Directed Education
It’s our second season! It’s been a year since we started doing THIS thing and we are excited to celebrate the start of our second season. It’s also a season of life where we needed a bit of a pause, so it’s been a minute since we shared an episode. That’s always OK, but also we missed this! Listen in to our conversation with Kathy Crisp, who has worked at the Village Free School since 2010. We are talking about why people join SDE centers, the real work that is needed from young people AND their families when choosing to join a community like this, and the necessity (and reality) of conflict.
Helping Kids Find Their Passion, Episode 342
February 16, 2023 from Living Joyfully with Unschooling
This week, we're sharing a talk I gave last year at the 2022 Canadian Online Homeschool Conference titled, 'Helping Kids Find Their Passion.'
Following our children's interests and passions is one of the joys of unschooling. And truly, humans are born curious. As parents, we can give our children the gift of encouraging that curiosity, which in a conventional setting can definitely be snuffed out. And there are as many interests, and as many ways of pursuing interests, as there are children! Keeping an open and curious mindset as we support them can really help us all enjoy the adventure.
PDA with Casey Ehrlich
February 15, 2023 from Sage Family
Casey Ehrlich, Ph.D. is a coach to parents raising PDA Autistic children and is the co-founder of the PDA Parents community and podcast. Her background is in social science and methodology and she holds a doctorate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Casey has conducted original research on conflict, peace, and non-violence in areas impacted by civil war in Colombia, and she brings those insights to her work with families raising children with hyper-sensitive nervous systems, fight, flight, and freeze behaviors, and trauma. Her coaching practice is At Peace Parents, LLC.
39. Deschooling Beauty and aging
February 15, 2023 from Radical Learning Talks
Deschooling is all about challenging oxidized beliefs and it extends past what we think about learning & education, encompassing how we view and treat ourselves and others. In this episode, we specifically chat about the judgements society holds around body image & aging and as a result, the limiting beliefs that we are personally struggling with in our own deschooling process.
#36 Unschooling and living a slower, more intentional life, with Ashley Short in Ontario, Canada
February 14, 2023 from The Unschool Space
Today, I’m chatting with Ashley Short. who lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two sons, who are 6 and 9. Ashley is a former teacher, and her family came to unschooling during the pandemic, when her son, who had always found the school environment difficult, refused to engage in any school-like work.
Lexercise For Your Dyslexic Child: Professional Support For Improvement And Success
February 14, 2023 from Raising Lifelong Learners
If your child is dyslexic, or if you suspect they may be, research shows that a structured, step-by-step approach is critical for an overall successful outcome. Lexercise is a program designed to provide everything you need as you navigate homeschooling a child with dyslexia.
Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention
February 14, 2023 from Raising Lifelong Learners
Homeschool convention season is upon us and I am so excited to be back with Great Homeschool Conventions! I’ll have all-new talks to share, exciting new stuff happening in my booth, and I always love seeing the faces of new friends and old ones. It’s always such a great time when I get a chance to talk with other parents of differently-wired kiddos. I know I’ll finish the weekend tired, but fulfilled and with fresh ideas, a renewed passion for educating my own children, with many new friends… and even more memories!
Does it matter how young people feel about school?
February 13, 2023 from Think Again
There’s a lot of talk about ‘evidence based education’ at the moment. Usually it is stated with great confidence that the ‘evidence shows’ that children learn best when seated in rows and listening to an expert teacher, and that any other approaches to learning (such as enquiry based education, or more child-centred approaches) have been proved to be inferior. UK Government ministers repeat this, most recently Schools Minister Nick Gibb but also former Education Secretary Gavin Williamson (about whose claim I wrote an article for The Psychologist )