Sunday, 4 March 2012

Unschooled?

So have you all read the article in Psychology Today? The Benefits of Unschooling.

You don't come to grit's day to be first in the news loop, so I bet you have. The comments are worthwhile; the article referred to in there is 'My experience as an unschooler'.

Come on you people who've been home educated; blast out your stories of delight to misery. We need the mix.

Me, I have a problem with all labels and definitions. Are we autonomous? Unschooling? Eclectic? Structured? Just don't ask me. We've tried a bit of everything from alternative provision to running about the garden dressed as a rabbit. I want the label, Muddling Along.

2 comments:

@notatschool said...

I hadn't seen the article! Thanks Grit :-)

suzywoozy said...

I like muddling along, I used to say autonomous, then I was told that wasn't a proper label for me so tried radical unschooler because I like the idea of being radical at something. But I'm not really TCS and we do send the kids to bed and I have a rule that says that if you do baking you have to do the dishes so I think I'm not a radical unschooler, so I'm back to autonomous, but I did make my dd work for her environmental management IGCSE once she had made the decision to do it so maybe I don't even count as autonomous, usually these days I think we are mostly inconsistent. So I'll take muddling along inconsistently for us.