Reschooling Posts // February 5-11, 2023
Happy one year anniversary to the Reschooling newsletter! <3 <3 <3
February 11, 2023 from The Unschool Files
In episode 36 Meghan speaks with Lane, a mother of two self-led daughters from a snow globe town on the upper peninsula of Michigan. They discuss how unschooling was a doorway to look at life differently and even unschooling requires deschooling!
February 12, 2023 from Consent-Based Everything
Fran chats to Rosalia Rivera about talking to children about consent as a way to educate them about their bodies and their right to safety and bodily autonomy. They chat about what this might look like, how it's a gradual process, how to chat to other adults in our lives about consent-based parenting and why creating a culture that is anti-abuse matters. They also talk about creating consent cultures within schools and other institutions, online safety, and changes that are happening on a wider scale.
February 10, 2023 from Swimming Upstream
I have sat down no less than 10 times to try and write a post and failed, so here is a summary outline of the post I want to write but apparently can’t:
I am doing amazing wonderful work that is taking up a lot of time and energy. This work is well aligned with my ideals and politics and personally, I’m really thriving. But when you’ve set up your life to spend the bulk of your time together as a family, it’s unsurprising that things will suffer when you’re not spending as much time together.
February 8, 2023 from Raising Lifelong Learners
I’ve gotten so many excellent questions recently from readers and listeners. These questions not only represent the very issues I hear about from many parents I work with, they also resonate with the struggles and worries I’ve faced in my own journey as the parent of a child with neurodiverse or twice-exceptional challenges. Here is what one mother asked: How do I balance my child’s needs with the needs of my other kids who sometimes feel shortchanged and resentful?
February 7, 2023 from Different By Design Learning
Homeschool parents are often hyper-focused on creating transcripts and managing high school curriculum for their teens. While this is certainly essential, the college search itself is perhaps the most important aspect of determining life after high school homeschool. Here’s why.
February 6, 2023 from Think Again
It’s a common feature of a primary school classroom. The behaviour chart on the wall, with children’s names on pegs. Children are moved from the sun to the clouds, or from green to red if their behaviour isn’t what is required by their teacher. The language usually goes from celebratory ‘Star Student!’ to condemnatory ‘Poor Choices’ or ‘No Playtime’.
February 6, 2023 from Honey! I’m Homeschooling the Kids
Have you ever felt disconnected from community? Even more so now that you homeschool? Are there times when you feel like your ideas on learning and living your family life are too different from others around you? Do you want to connect wth others that "get you"? Do you want to build your community?
February 5, 2023 from Happiness is Here
It’s a new year, and we are getting back into our usual rhythm around here. We’ve talked about plans and goals for the year, and now I want to share some of the resources we’re using. If you’ve been following along for a while, some will be familiar and others will be new! We unschool, so we don’t use any adult-chosen curriculums. Instead, our resources are just things we have on offer for those who are interested. Here’s what’s available in 2023…
February 5, 2023 from Different By Design Learning
Interest-led learning is something that has been an incredible asset in our homeschool. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that it is without its own set of issues and flaws. Here is an overview of what I see as the pros and cons of interest-led learning, including a recap of how they played out in our lesson plan this week.