One of the most common questions I get about unschooling (besides “can unschoolers go to college“) is, “How does it work if they just aren’t interested in a particular subject? Do they just avoid it, and never learn it? Doesn’t that lead to them having holes in their education?” Sometimes, I kind of want to laugh when I hear this…but I know it’s a serious question. I know that people really, honestly worry about this when we’re talking about unusual schooling methods. So let’s chat about it!
"Unschooling is about letting go and trusting and following the child’s lead. And most of the time it’s a mindset that doesn’t really happen overnight. It’s a gradual letting go of what you’ve been taught about learning and children and education, and an increasing trust in the process of natural learning."
We are a family of nature lovers. Each one of us would prefer to be outside than indoors. We hike all the time. As we hike, we talk and explore and learn. And, sometimes, we come home and do an activity or read a book that is somehow related to the day’s discoveries. But… we...Read More »
What is Unschooling? // good description. We are just not a "sit down and you listen to me" schedule oriented family. This concept is so intrinsic and natural -- after a couple preschool/homeschool years I've learned with Sawyer and Aspen this is much more our style...without or even alongside public or formal education.