Reschooling Posts // May 8-14, 2022
May 13, 2022 on Off-Trail Learning
Takeru “TK” Nagayoshi was an AP English and Research teacher for seven years. In 2020 he was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year—yet after winning the award, he decided to leave the classroom in 2021. We discuss Takeru’s early school experiences in Japan and New Jersey, how he become an educator through Teach For America, the daily realities of teaching in a “turnaround school,” the amazing AP classes he offered, the Teacher of the Year nomination, pandemic burnout, and the decision to leave his teaching position.
May 13, 2022 on Radical Learning Talks
Today Sari & Becka share about their deschooling around the idea of perfectionism. They chat about how perfectionism is actually quite an oppressive practice for ourselves and our kids and of the importance to look at and shift away from these practices to embrace our life outside of shadow’s of other’s ideas of what we should be or do.
May 12, 2022 from Free Range Kids
Folks, I “live-Tweeted” this yesterday: “Walked by my local elementary school. Stopped to watch the kids playing at recess. So much joy. Teacher told me I, on public sidewalk on other side of fence, no phone or photo taking, am not allowed to stand and watch the kids. She is calling security now.”
May 12, 2022 from Blake Boles’ Notes on Adventure
WHAT IF ADVENTURE isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Adventure currently occupies high ground in our culture. Who can argue against the enriching effects of more outdoor and travel adventures? More creative and entrepreneurial adventures? Perhaps even spiritual and romantic adventures? If you’re not busy adventuring—if you’re not constantly pushing your comfort zones, seeking novelty, and escaping complacency—then you’re busy dying.
May 12, 2022 from Stories of an Unschooling Family
Do you ever praise your kids? Do you tell them you’re proud of them?
Some people say we shouldn’t praise our kids. Maybe that’s because our children might end up doing things only because they want to gain our approval. And is there a risk a child might think she is better than everyone else if we praise her too often? We don’t want our kids becoming proud and obnoxious, do we? So, many parents stay well away from praise.
May 11, 2022 from Unschooling Education Podcast
Hamilton and Philip talk about their favorite parenting traits, people who impress them and inspire them day to day.
May 11, 2022 from Sage Parenting
This is episode 76 and today I’m here with Julie Bogart talking about Critical Thinking. Julie Bogart is known for her common sense parenting and education advice. She’s the author of the beloved book, The Brave Learner, which has brought joy and freedom to countless home educators. Her new book, Raising Critical Thinkers, offers parents a lifeline in navigating the complex digital world our kids are confronting.
May 11, 2022 from Alpine Valley School
In this episode of the Alpine Valley School podcast, host Marc Gallivan talks with conscious parenting coach Angela Young about how to set clear boundaries with your children while still supporting their independence. This episode is a great listen if you’re looking for support and advice on how to approach boundary-setting with your self-directed children.
May 11, 2022 from Fare of the Free Child
This week in Episode 251, we droppin’ gems around the S. in P.A.U.S.E. S. is for Sorting and Shedding. Domari starts us off with a nursery rhyme remix to remind us about the side effects of neglecting to slow it on down sometimes!
This week, Akilah offers us seven distinctions between process and practice. She reminds us about a convo with Tiersa McQueen. Think about what feels present, the models of living and learning that you practice, and what you might need to pivot away from or at least, revisit.
May 10, 2022 from ASDE
Through storytelling, Lou translates her entrepreneurial and unschooling journey by sharing real life incidents, meaningful visuals and inspires hope and ideas inside each individual to creatively think outside the box.
May 10, 2022 from ASDE
How do we show up in self-directed education spaces for neurodivergent people or as neurodivergent people? How can we extend our understanding of neurodiversity and hold spaces for people to be able to learn, facilitate, and be happy? These are a few questions that we explored in the second day of the SDE Weekend in a panel with Crystal, Esther, and Lorelei. We also had an audience Q&A.
Unschooling Conversations with Juliet Mandler
May 10, 2022 from The Peaceful Worldschooling Podcast
Today on the peaceful worldschooling podcast, I have the privilege and honor of introducing you to unschooling mom, Juliet Mandler.
May 9, 2022 from Honey! I’m Homeschooling the Kids
Do you like the idea of homeschooling but have a few doubts? Not sure if you are up to the task? Feeling under-qualified? Or maybe you are hoping that a progressive education will equate to the same thing. Now if only you can find the right school......
May 9, 2022 on Stories of an Unschooling Family
When I was a child, I always felt I should be doing something useful rather than sit still and dream, think or watch TV. I thought I had to be productive and not waste time. As an adult, I‘ve discovered that we learn a lot by doing such things as watching movies and playing video games. These activities aren’t time-wasters. They’re rich learning experiences.