Educational method and philosophy that rejects compulsory school as a primary means for learning
Po Tim-King is a trilingual unschooling mother of five. She was a Cantonese and Mandarin teacher who graduated in Linguistics. Teaching is her passion. Now, she provides Chinese teaching resources, printables, and homeschooling/unschooling tips. She helps parents gain confidence and insight through her blog and social media platforms. Thank you for listening to the A+ Parents podcast. If you love the show, don't forget to subscribe, share and leave us a review. Also, follow us online at www.aplusparents.com www.mrdmath.com or on our social channels @MrDMathlive @aplusparentspodcast Also, host Dennis DiNoia has a new book out NOW called “Teach: Becoming Independently Responsible Learners. Order your copy: https://aplusparents.com/teach OR on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09X2B3MG8/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_i_DDH16A3BD5X79CSFSQXB
INNA SOVSUN, an elected member of Parliament in Ukraine It's been a while since we brought you to Ukraine. Recently, mass graves were found in a town called Izyum, which was invaded by Russia. A few days ago a Russian missile also struck close to a nuclear plant. Let's get an update… OMAR KHOURI, owner of The Wrong Number Bar in North Carolina – A man from North Carolina is using settlement money he has earned from going after telemarketers to open up a brand new bar and restaurant appropriately called, The Wrong Number. How did he get here? DR. JEFFREY WOOD, an assistant professor of education at Laurentian University The concept of unschooling, is starting to become something more parents are considering, especially with what's been going on in schools during the pandemic. In Quebec, the concept has been gathering attention lately, so I thought we'd find out exactly what it is.. AMANDA & ROB SUZUKI, Parents of the new captain of the Habs, Nick Suzuki INTERVIEW - What goes into raising the future captain of the Canadiens? Imagine what it would feel like to have your kid not only make it to the NHL, but then become the captain of their team? Amanada and Rob Suzuki, parents of Nick Suzuki who will wear the C for the Habs this year, are still on cloud nine since they've heard the news. What goes into raising the Captain of the Montreal Canadiens?
Rachel Rainbolt, founder of Sage Family, and gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living mentor, joins the podcast to discuss money, parenting, homeschooling, and minimalism. With a master's degree in marital and family therapy, she has spent decades guiding thousands of overwhelmed families to peace and joy. Today, we discuss putting on your oxygen mask first, normalizing different money habits than what we grew up with, living out loud in front of your kids, and living an intentional life. In this episode, Rachel and I chat about: How to live a natural homeschooling, gentle parenting, simple living life The Bucket System, Launching Funds, + paying off $600k+ in debt Giving your kids a seat at the table when discussing money The intersectionality of money and intentional living What is geo-arbitrage and house-hacking Flipping your perspective on “negative” situations + more SPONSOR(S): Not Another Personal Finance Podcast: Listen and subscribe to their podcast TODAY! Sage Money: Learn simple personal finance tactics that will honor your needs and dreams through money storying, debt freedom, conscious spending, intentional banking, smart investing, and financial independence. MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Sage Family: Debt Freedom With Sami Womack Shining A Light On Simple Living + Gentle Parenting With Rachel Rainbolt Sexuality With Amy Lang FIND SAGE FAMILY ONLINE + SOCIAL MEDIA HERE: Rachel's Instagram Page Rachel's Website Rachel's Podcast Rachel's Courses GUEST BIO - RACHEL RAINBOLT: Rachel Rainbolt, founder of Sage Family, and gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living mentor, joins the podcast to discuss money, parenting, homeschooling, and minimalism. With a master's degree in marital and family therapy, she has spent decades guiding thousands of overwhelmed families to peace and joy. ASSUL RESOURCES: 1:1 Coaching With Sami: Apply today YouTube: Subscribe for free Instagram: Follow me on the ‘gram Facebook: Follow me on Facebook The Sunny Sqad: Join the VIP Facebook Group SHOW INFORMATION: A Sunny Side Up Life A Sunny Side Up Life Podcast is a show for women who are ready to live an abundant life full of freedom + positivity. Sami Womack, nationally recognized money expert and finance coach guides listeners toward breaing free from survival mode, gaining financial freedom, staying motivated, and focusing on what matters most. Learn more at: https://www.asunnysideuplife.com HOST BIO: Sami Womack Sami Womack is the brains behind A Sunny Side Up Life. Her weekly podcast has been downloaded over 250,000 times, and her story has been featured on YNAB, Debt.com, The Purpose Show with Allie Casazza, and The His & Her Money Show. When she's not downing caramel coffee or homeschooling her daughters, she's creating content, collaborating with finance/minimalist organizations, and inspiring women all over the world to live an intentional life. She began this journey with her high school sweetheart, Daniel, and a debt price tag of $490,000. They both took control of their family's finances by downsizing, budgeting, and changing habits. From this experience, A Sunny Side Up Life was born. Today, Sami owns this business helping women get through dark times and experience the life-altering magic of intentional living. DISCLAIMER(S): This show may contain affiliate links or links from our advertisers where I earn a commission or direct payment. Opinions are the creators alone. Information shared on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice. CREDITS: Podcast Support: Weir Digital Marketing Podcast Artwork: Weir Digital Marketing Audio Engineer: Garrett Davis
I get so many questions about “screen time” and video games and how they fit into an unschooling life, so I thought it might be helpful and fun to reshare a conversation I had with Xander MacSwan in 2018. Xander left school in the 5th grade when his parents—both professors in the University of Maryland's […]
This week I'm chatting with Melissa Crockett-Joyoue from New Zealand. Melissa lives with her wife Doria and their two children, Tumana, who is 7 and Hine who is 4. Their journey to unschooling began about a year ago because their son, who is diagnosed dyslexic and gifted found school extremely difficult and stressful. Both Melissa and Doria have also had life-threatening health issues which have impacted the children and led to severe separation anxiety. We talk about Melissa's deschooling experiences, how unschooling is helping her family to heal from their recent trauma and upheaval, and how learning about our children helps us to discover ourselves. You can find Melissa and her children on Instagram:@mama.on.the.legogram@tumanalegomaster@hinecreates
Dayna Martin is an advocate, speaker, educator, and author of three books about parenting and homeschooling. Dayna been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, CNN, Nightline, Fox News, and 60 Minutes. She was used as an informational resource for Homeschooling stories on the Discovery Channel, The Today Show and Our America on the OWN Network and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She travels the world helping families change their lives by changing their parenting paradigm to bring more peace and connection to their lives with their children. Dayna and is a featured speaker at the major parenting and education conferences worldwide. On this most amazing and inspiring episode of the Free Thought Project podcast, Matt and Jason go on an emotional journey with Dayna, discussing the importance of peaceful parenting, unschooling, communication, and creative solutions to exiting the authoritarian parenting paradigm. We dissect many of the modern problems with society today and how they can be traced back to the harmful ways parents have been raising their children for decades. If you're a parent, or plan on being one, this is an episode you don't want to miss. You can follow Dayna's work or inquire about her beneficial services at https://daynamartin.com/ Follow Her On FB: https://www.facebook.com/DaynaMartin Follow Her On Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaynaLMartin Support Her Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Daynamartin Dayna's Books: https://daynamartin.com/shop/
In this episode, Robin Stebbins interviews Tasha Fishman, one of the best voices out there on unschooling our children and how to get started, even if the are currently attending school. In my interview we discuss how to truly educate our children, while giving them autonomy, freedom and respect as a way of bringing shalom in the home or a feeling of peace and serenity. Tasha is just a regular mama who unleashed her kids from the formal education system to learn organically. Tasha has been unschooling her three boys since waking up to the absurdity of public health and public school in May 2020. She has studied and been coached personally by Dayna Martin, the founder of Radical Unschooling to become an “Unschooling Advocate” and free her children and herself from the bondage of institutionalized slavery. Join us for what I consider to be the most important and sacred bonds we have, raising the next generation to be lit up, healthy, and thinking critically and creatively. Tasha is a powerhouse, a true warrior, standing up for our children when they need it more now than ever. To find Tasha: https://tashafishman.com/ To find Robin: https://purifywithin.com/
In this episode we share our perception of what our role as unschooling parents is. For us, the most critical thing in unschooling is understanding that more than anything, what our kids need is for us to do some serious inner work on ourselves. That means it's not so much about “doing things right”, but rather focusing on the relationship we're building with our kids. Why? Because relationships are the context in which all learning happens!
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Over 2.5 million children are homeschooled in the United States and Host Kansas Michalke's girls, Memphis and Tullsa, are apart of the ever rising number. From feeling unqualified as a student who struggled in school, to taking on the responsibility to make homeschool happen, Kansas explains her heart behind her decision, the curriculum shes trying, and a few shocking facts about children who are homeschooled! Follow Kansas: https://www.instagram.com/kansasmichalke/ Harvard Study: https://fee.org/articles/new-harvard-study-homeschoolers-turn-out-happy-well-adjusted-and-engaged/
Iris Chen is a recovering Tiger mother and founder of the Untigering movement. In her book Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent, she shares her journey and reflections on shifting away from parenting rooted in power to parenting grounded in partnership. She's an American-Born Chinese who ended up with kids who are Chinese-born Americans. She's a peaceful parenting advocate, intersectional unschooler, anti-oppression activist, and deconstructing Tiger Mom. In this episode, Iris shares how a workshop about brain science began a long journey to deconstructing everything she thought she knew about parenting, school, and even religion.She began to move away from Tiger parenting which is based in control, which was the way she was raised and the culture she was surrounded by and began a process of re-parenting herself. She shows gratitude for her strong-willed firstborn, resisting her control and pushing her to learn and grow and find another path. She speaks to the regret of not learning it sooner, and how she was able to share her journey so publicly in her book without shame. We also dive into a deeper conversation into her shift from getting all the accolades and awards and formal schooling to finding and loving unschooling as a family. So wherever you're at in your reckoning or movement towards more positive discipline approaches, I know that you'll be able to find gems in this episode that will keep you going for years to come. We covered...how parenting and re-parenting are interconnectedwhy she recommends you "Aim to Fail"how suffering from "good child syndrome" affected her growing upwhat "a day in the life" of unschooling looks likehow there's truly no guarantees with any education approach// CONNECT WITH IRIS CHEN //IG: @untigeringUntigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent book https://untigering.com/// FREE BRAND NEW MASTERCLASS // www.parentingwholeheartedly.com/unapologetic*FREE* EXTREME MAKEOVER: PATIENCE EDITIONwww.parentingwholeheartedly.com/patience*FREE* CALM BIG EMOTIONS GUIDEwww.parentingwholeheartedly.com/emotions*FREE* CHAOS TO CALM MASTERCLASSwww.parentingwholeheartedly.com/masterclass// SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION //wholeheartedly.as.me/callI believe in you & I'm cheering you on.Come say hi! I'm @parent_wholeheartedly on Insta.Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Write a Review & Share with a friend!// Brand New FREE Masterclass: Authentic + Unapologetic //REGISTER: www.parentingwholeheartedly.com/unapologeticSupport the show
Already feeling the overwhelm with kids back to school? Running short on lunchbox ideas or burning out on easy breakfasts? Want to know how to support your little (and bigger) ones for a healthy school year? Tune in to hear us answer all your burning back to school and kid-related questions! In this episode, we answer listener questions on everything from navigating difficult food conversations with your child's school, to what supplements to send with college-aged kids, to whether parasite cleanses are appropriate for kids and more! Plus hear the highlights of Miss Stella's summer, what she is most excited about going into first grade, and her advice to Noah as he starts preschool. Also in this episode: Stella's Summer Highlights Have You Filled a Bucket Today Kids Book Noah and Stella's Back to School PlansEpisode 303 Unschooling with Matt Beaudreau Communicating Your Child's Dietary Needs Handling Celebratory Treats Dealing with Disinfectants in SchoolsAdvocating for Safe and Effective Disinfectants at work and schools Lunchbox FavoritesLow Carb Kids Lunches Bento Box Food as Medicine for the Whole Family Program The Salumeria use code ALIMILLERRD Supplements for Back to SchoolKids Essentials Bundle KidsBiotic MultiAvail Kids EPA DHA Liquid Vitamin D Balanced Blend Liquid Grassfed Whey Bio-C Plus Cellular AntioxMix 1 capsule each Bio-C Plus and Cellular Antiox with raw honey and give on a spoon for illness support! Gaia Elderberry Syrup XClear Nasal Spray Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray Thoughts on Parasite Cleanses for KidsEpisode 300 Kids Digestion Rebuild Spectrum Probiotic GI Clean Up Wellness Support for College KidsEpisode 202: Why Food Matters, Blood Sugar Episode 203: Teens Part 2: Skin, Hormones … Blue Blockers Grassfed Whey Essential Wellness Bundle Vitamin D Balanced Blend Calm and Clear Adaptogen Boost Relax and Regulate GabaCalm Super Turmeric Inflammazyme Detox Packs Limiting Screen TimeEpisode 291 Functional Approaches to Eye Health Sponsors for this episode: This episode is sponsored by Santa Cruz Medicinals, makers of potent and affordable CBD with effective dosing. For more information check out www.scmedicinals.com and use code ALIMILLERRD for 15% off your order.
In episode 34, Meghan takes to the mic alone to talk about mutuality, empathy, fearless listening and how it's connected to the way we are raising children while unschooling. with a couple of F bombs because… language is powerful! Visit the website to connect with Meghan in various ways from being a guest on the podcast or supporting the zine to joining the Discord community - theunschoolfiles.com -as a reminder, the zine is limited print, deadline for this issue is April 15th,2022- The panel mentioned- on mutual dialogue with bell hooks, George Yancy and Harry Brod; philosophers of/by both formal education and in existence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PErPxdEBdn8&t=3093s Licity Collins on Fearless Listening https://licitycollins.com/blogs/fearless-listening/posts/what-is-fearless-listening Alok Vaid-Menon Instagram post https://www.instagram.com/p/CcODs3zONYe/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Tammi Lenski on 5 bad listening habits https://tammylenski.com/bad-listening-habits/
Why We Need To Get Rid of The Math Worksheets and Use Problem Solving and Board Games Instead Math. What feelings does that word bring up for you? Are they warm and fuzzy? Does it put a big smile on your face remembering all of the fun math lessons, problems and homework that you did? Or does the word MATH bring about feelings of anxiety? Worry? Fear? It is surprising how much weight a 4 letter word like MATH can hold. Often it's not actually the word MATH, but the memories associated with it. And if those memories are not kind or good but disheartening and shameful, then how do you approach MATH with your kids? Homeschooling Math. Unschooling Math. I get questions about this often. How should I approach Math in our home learning environment, especially if I don't feel comfortable in the subject? Or even excited about it. That's why I invited Gord Hamilton to the podcast. Gord Hamilton is a father of two teenagers—professionally best known for his board games like Santorini and as the director of MathPickle.com (A fantastic Math resource) The puzzles that he creates are easy to understand for elementary school students, but educators and mathematicians will find them engaging as well. In This Episode I have had the pleasure of hearing Gord speak about the absolute joy and fun he has with math. In fact, it's hard not to become excited about Math just listening to him. Gord's honest, kind and passionate approach to learning Math needs to be heard more. "There is no need for math to be boring. So why even go there with our kids?" In this episode we explore: What is great mathematics? Why Math should be hard Board Games and Problem Solving~Throw out the curriculum, don't kill yourself over the boring stuff and focus on Board Games, a celebration of problem solving Why we should abolish math in elementary school and replace it with problem solving Getting away from the emphasis on memorization Gord is here to support the homeschooling community. He encourages us to reach out to him! You can find him at his website https://mathpickle.com/ which is filled with games, puzzles and board game recommendations. So before you go out and spend countless dollars on a boring memorization heavy Math Curriculum with a ton of worksheets- I encourage you to try to get your family in to a MATH PICKLE instead. Looking for more support in your homeschool and unschooling journey? I've Got You! My next Master Class, Homeschooling With Purpose begins October 2nd. Contact me with questions or to get on the waitlist. If you are already connected with me and are ready to be part of this wonderful group, go HERE to sign up. *This is a small group Master Class. I keep it intentionally small so that each person feels comfortable, safe and supported. Please note that this masterclass is not about the best ways to replicate school at home. It is not a strict checklist that you must follow rigorously in order to mold your child into a perfect being in 30 days, 4 months or by the end of the school year. It's about helping you and your family to feel more confident, address the doubts and naysayers, build community and learn how to look at your child's unique natural learning process and be able to support that throughout the year and years to come. It's laying the foundation for you to be able to lead your own self directed learning path. Check out my Patreon Community where I offer monthly Live Q&A on all your homeschool, unschool and self directed learning questions. For the summer of 2022- this live support is open to ALL Patron levels. You also have access to my downloads, special videos (like my video interview with Gord!), insights and interviews with my family! https://www.patreon.com/honeyimhomeschoolingthekids Honey! I'm Homeschooling Club on Clubhouse App offer free weekly discussion groups and support. Follow me on Instagram If you would like to listen to additional episodes about MATH, try these~ Learning Math and Math~How We Learn and Unschooling & STEM See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Worried about your kids use of technology and screens? Sue Patterson helps you understand how to see it through an unschooling lens.You can read the transcript here: Technology and Your KidsIf you need more help with this, Sue offers a variety of resources:Creating Confidence Membership GroupJumping Into Unschooling CourseUnschooling Guide: TechnologyUnschooling Mom2Mom Website
I loved my conversation with Akilah S. Richards and walked away with a much deeper understanding of the value of unschooling in America. Conventional schooling is deeply rooted in colonization, industrial progress, and control over our personal autonomy. Akilah is passionate about mindful partnerships and parenting. Since 2016 she has hosted Fare of the Free Child, a lifestyle and parenting podcast about the connection between liberation, learning, and parenting, particularly among Black, Non-Black Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Parents, educators, unschoolers, and entrepreneurs tune in weekly to connect about unschooling, deschooling, conscious parenting, and self-directedness. Discussions center around emotional wellness, learning and children, parenting, self-care, and self-love. The voice and work of this Jamaican-born, digital nomad have been featured on NPR, Forbes, NBC TV, Good Morning America's blog, and in several literary and in-person spaces throughout the U.S., Jamaica, and South Africa. The TEDx Speaker, digital content writer, and facilitator's highly-anticipated book Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work (PM Press), will be released in the Fall of 2020. “We can't keep using tools of oppression and raise free people.” -Akilah Richards Unschooling is a life design choice but it's also deeply linked to liberation and the idea of raising free people. Akilah's children, Marley and Sage, had a consistent level of pushback when attending conventional school and at one point, Akilah and her partner Chris started to listen to what their children were saying. While the girls were accelerating academically, they were shrinking emotionally. They had stopped asking questions, which is a very “schoolish” thing. Akilah and Chris wanted their children to have agency and autonomy and the journey has revealed a tremendous tie into the work of liberation. Unschooling started as an experiment based on what Akilah and Chris knew was not working. This began a process of “mad question asking.” The way of the world is schooling - is our job as parents to acclimate our children to that? The idea of unschooling is to help your child create a trustful relationship to learning. The American Dream seems deeply entrenched in this idea of conventional education as the only way. Unschooling started as an experiment based on what Akilah and Chris knew was not working. When they left conventional education they discovered that there were many rewards - many freedoms with travel and finances that they had not previously recognized or been able to take advantage of. A lot of what we see as educational issues are really issues of human relationships. Unschooling creates an environment to question and unlearn. Questions are the path. Mad question asking brings us inward into the feminine - how do you want to feel? In our school system, children are rewarded when they comply. Parents worry about socialization, but socialization happens everywhere but school. All people are indoctrinated into the “system,” but when you walk around in a Black body there is another level of suppression of your personhood which is why creating safe environments for BIPOC children to learn and develop confident autonomy is so important. Unschooling isn't just for rich people. The pandemic is offering us opportunities and parents are noticing a positive shift in their children. Covid is an opportunity to create a new normal in many ways including our relationship to education. Liberation comes with responsibility and accountability. It is time to decolonize our ideas of learning “The resistance is the roadmap, not a route to something else.”
We've arrived at season 4 of Unschooling with Kai and decided to kick it off with Sonic Booms! Here we explain what they are, how they happen, and give some everyday and some not-so-everyday examples. Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unschoolingwithkai/message
This episode Mirabelle's reading some classic poems, Eden's talking about choosing her first GSCE, we're all talking about what we're looking forward to this month as well as sharing highlights from recent trips to Moseley Old Hall, Warwick Castle and an RSPB bird hide!
After a long break, I'm back! In this episode, I read one of my stories called Clock Watching and comment on it. I share some news, including some about the future of my blog and podcast. I mention a couple of resources that I hope you'll find interesting. And, along the way, I share loads of unschooling thoughts! Show Notes Things mentioned in this episode: Blog post: Clock Watching Podcast episode 178: Strewing Unschooling and Charlotte Mason Blog post: Unschooling when Charlotte Mason Appeals to Our Hearts Book: The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery Book: Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham Documentary: Aspergers and Me by Chris Packham My Unschooling Books Curious Unschoolers: Kindle Curious Unschoolers: paperback Radical Unschool Love: Kindle Radical Unschool Love: paperback My Amazon Author Page Where You Can Find Me Youtube: Sue Elvis Blog: Stories of an Unschooling Family Instagram: stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily Thank you for listening to this episode! Error: I received enormous bills for my blog hosting and podcast hosting. I didn't receive two bills for my podcast!
Interview starts at 32:00 Four Arrows and Darcia join us to chat about "Restoring the Kinship Worldview - Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth". We chat about Four Arrows NDE, the destruction of indigenous spirituality by materialism, worldviews, unschooling, intimations for boys and how parents can let their kids live and grow in a proactive way. The Indian Act, singing to the monster, hunting initiations, the shamans message, and the hierarchy of needs we also chat about. We are also joined at the end spontaneously at the end by one of Four Arrows students from Columbia. Restoring the Kinship Worldview (North Atlantic) the book Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa) https://www.fourarrowsbooks.com/ Some of Darcia's sites.... The Evolved Nest (Evolved Developmental Niche) (academic papers) Founder, EvolvedNest.Org (podcasts, info, and monthly newsletter) Also see DarciaNarvaez.com President, Kindred World, KindredMedia.org In the intro we chat about Darren's trip report with his old friend, and project operation 10 letters. Scablands with Randall and Quote of the week.... See links to stuff we chatted about during the show and the intro: https://www.facebook.com/pg/itshometime.ca/posts/ https://10letters.org/index.cfm https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56047997-honoring-the-circle Help support the show because without your help we can't continue to address these controversial topics. If you value this content with 0 ads, 0 sponsorships, 0 breaks, 0 portals and links to corporate websites, please assist. Many hours of unlimited content for free. Thanks for listening!! Support the show directly: http://www.grimerica.ca/support https://www.patreon.com/grimerica http://www.grimericaoutlawed.ca/support www.Rokfin.com/Grimerica Get your Magic Mushrooms delivered from: Champignon Magique Mushroom Spores, Spore Syringes, Best Spore Syringes,Grow Mushrooms Spores Lab Get Psychedelics online Other affiliated shows: https://grimericaoutlawed.ca/The newer controversial Grimerica Outlawed Grimerica Show https://www.13questionspodcast.com/ Our New Podcast - 13 Questions Join the chat / hangout with a bunch of fellow Grimerican's www.grimerica.ca/chats 1-403-702-6083 Call and leave a voice mail or send us a text Check out our next trip/conference/meetup - Contact at the Cabin www.contactatthecabin.com Leave a review on iTunes and/or Stitcher: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/grimerica-outlawed http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grimerica-outlawed Sign up for our newsletter http://www.grimerica.ca/news SPAM Graham = and send him your synchronicities, feedback, strange experiences and psychedelic trip reports!! email@example.com InstaGRAM https://www.instagram.com/the_grimerica_show_podcast/ Tweet Darren https://twitter.com/Grimerica Connect through other platforms: https://www.reddit.com/r/grimerica/ https://gab.ai/Grimerica Purchase swag, with partial proceeds donated to the show www.grimerica.ca/swag Send us a postcard or letter http://www.grimerica.ca/contact/ ART Napolean Duheme's site http://www.lostbreadcomic.com/ MUSIC Felix's Site sirfelix.bandcamp.com Bloom Key - Broke for Free Wake of the Sun - Fifty Dollar Dynasty
If we've decided to unschool, we may see value in applying many of these principles to parenting too. The mainstream familiar way most of us recognize, actually works against parents in so many ways. Because it's so focused on control and fear - fear that the kids will do something wrong or that we'll be considered a bad mom or dad - we shouldn't be too surprised that it starts the ball rolling in a negative direction.Let's talk about ways to shift this in meaningful way - that will actually work! UNSCHOOLING RESOURCES:Free NOT Back to School WebinarRegister hereCreating Confidence Membership GroupJoin us hereJumping Into Unschooling CoursePrice goes up at the end of the month - so grab it now!This Transcript:https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/what-about-unschooling-and-parenting
Today is a bonus episode! Elizabeth and Diane sit down and have a candid conversation about regrets in educational choices, what they love about homeschooling, and how hard it is to make sacrifices for education when there is no end. They also talk about some strategic ways to weave education and life together in a way that can bring some relief for your this school year. Enjoy! Follow us on Instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: intentionalparents.org Donate: https://www.intentionalparents.org/donate Blog: https://www.intentionalparents./blog GET: The Intentional Film Serieshttps://www.intentionalparents.org/film-series
Elizabeth Melton joins the podcast today to talk about the incredible benefits of taking your children out of government indoctrination camps, or even private schools, in order to educate them in a more hands-on, properly paced, and exploratory environment.**LPGeorgia will be at the Lawrenceville Gun Show on August 27 and 28. We encourage all of you to drop by the show and visit our booth. Shane Hazel will be making an appearance, as well as Ryan Graham.**https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/lawrenceville-gun-show/Produced by Peaceful Sea Productions•Website•Instagram•TwitterTo join the Libertarian Party or for more information visit LPGeorgia.com and join in on the conversation on Twitter.
in this episode, meghan has a conversation with her partner who was an unschooling “drop-out” who decided self-directed learning was a better use of his time as a teenager. they discuss some of benefits of living without school and also some of the struggles as a young man out in the workforce while his peers were in the classroom. @theunschoolfiles firstname.lastname@example.org
in this episode, meghan talks about a handful of myths about unschooling and talks specifics on reading, classrooms and curriculum, and even a little on some of the judgment of this process. this is a quick debunking from experience and welcomes anyone to listen to try and understand a little more about what unschooling is, and isn't
in this brief recording of some rambling thoughts and practices of setting boundaries with the people you love and live with, meghan talks about some ways she uses boundaries and why they are important. by no means does this cover it all, but as we've entered the new year and are learning to care for ourselves better, take time for ourselves and set boundaries (sometimes for the first time ever) it's important to remember not to hurt the ones you love with the space you need. communication is key!
in this episode, meghan talks with crystal from @the.unschool.life about her experiences in unschooling her 7, 14 and (newly minted) 18 year old. she embraces the messier side of childhood after a shocking revelation that recreating school at home wasn't going to work for her family! she's one that makes ya smile as you listen to her talk, and is so relatable y'all! Find Crystal in all the places! - https://m.facebook.com/theunschoollife/ https://instagram.com/the.unschool.life?igshid=2c6nbxt0lhz2 https://nashvillefunforfamilies.com
in this episode, meghan is speaking with fellow unschooling parent and Phd candidate Noah Romero, on how we can begin intentionally decolonize our thinking, and practices and center the stories and experiences of indigenous people and people of color for a more just and equitable society. Much love to everyone here, and wanting to do better. I see you, and I'm glad you're here! RESOURCES: Noahromero.org email@example.com Article on Critical Unschooling https://jual.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/06/v12233.pdf Convention on the Rights of the Child- https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-11&chapter=4&lang=en Sex Ed law- https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/23/545289168/abstinence-education-is-ineffective-and-unethical-report-argues https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27098762/ https://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(17)30260-4/fulltext Brian Ray article compilation of homeschooling facts and statistics derived from empirical research- https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/ PODCAST on Self Directed learning for a socially just world - https://www.raisingfreepeople.com/164/ Yes Magazine, decolonizing issue - https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/decolonize/ A MUST READ for all parents- https://www.latinxparenting.org/post/parenting-world-so-white
in this episode of the unschool files, meghan is speaking with veteran unschooling mom and coach, Sue Patterson. they discuss how she began, what that experience was like, from the pushback from the establishment in the 90's to examining who and what has been left behind in the unschooling movement. she shares some insight on fear, and how we've been conditioned to think and to how the help with a reluctant parent/adult in the home. Where to Find Sue- www.suepatterson.com Discount for all 20% off guides and courses to our listeners : UFDISCOUNT https://m.facebook.com › unschooli...Unschooling Mom2Mom - Home | Facebook https://instagram.com/unschoolingmom2mom?igshid=1gaoq9ywemkk3 https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@suepatt Clubhouse is a platform for live discussion via audio (apple users only at this time) - Sue hosts a Monday room to take questions and have room directed discussion For more information on Critical Unschooling, check out the paper below from past guest, Noah Romero https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343821856_Toward_a_critical_unschooling_praxis For more information about unschooling and self-directed learning from a BIPOC perspective, please check out Akilah Richards of The Raising Free People Network! She has a book, podcast, courses, and provides so much. Please pay for her work. https://raisingfreepeople.com
it's been a while since i have jumped on and spoke alone. i refrain from doing this a lot, because i really value conversation with other people, and never want to seem to have any answers. i literally have none! in this episode i share an update on the journey to “school”, talk about the struggles of finding and building community (and remembering the ones we are in that don't include Unschoolers), reflecting on what unschooling continues to ask of us, and a question for the community on the abolition or reform of schools! let me know if anything jumps out and you want to connect.
Let's talk about what these first few weeks of unschooling are going to look like - for you and for the kids. I have a Free Unschooling Checklist Challenge - especially for those of you who are new to unschooling! It's a 7-day email series to walk you through these first few steps. Each day, we'll talk about something you need as you get started, I'll give you a couple of action steps and a PDF. We'll do it togther!Sign up for the Free Challenge here.This link will take you to the (newly designed!) website with the transcript and a few more resources: Unschooling, Now What?Creating Confidence membership is still the best way to grow your confidence! Benefits include a huge library of members-only resources (including a lot of Unschooling Guides and pieces of Guides), group coaching calls with me, and a variety of ways to connect with this wonderfully supportive community.
Anna Brown and Erika Ellis join me again this week to dive into listener questions! We talk about the fears and doubts that come up at the start of the unschooling journey, the idea of wanting to measure success, and what to do when a child is interested in a topic that seems too grown […]
Lainie Liberti is an author, speaker, community leader, teen coach and alternative education advocate who helped to spearhead the thriving worldschooling movement. She is also a mentor and source of inspiration for those of us who embrace the philosophy of non-coercive, self-directed education, or "unschooling." Lainie co-founded Project World School with her son Miro in 2012. They run teen retreats as month-long immersive learning communities to support self-directed teens from around the world. In 2020, Lainie founded a new organization, Transformative Mentoring for Teens, that offers virtual, one-on-one coaching for teenagers as well as intensive, multi-week courses. Lainie is an adolescent behavioral specialist, certified life coach, and author of the new book, Seen, Heard & Understood: Parenting & Partnering with Teens for Greater Mental Health.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care. On this episode host Sandra Flach talks with Judy Smith, a single adoptive mom of three kids diagnosed with Autism and prenatally exposed to alcohol and other substances. Judy is also a homeschooling mom with a very inspiring unschooling story. Listen in as Judy shares her adoptive parenting journey and how she has navigated the twists and turns along the way. Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it on your social media. Links mentioned in this episode: sandraflach.com justicefororphansny.org
This week, I'm sharing the second part of my recent conversation with Jae Williams (you can listen to the first half here). Jae is a former teacher and new unschooling dad of two young children. We first spoke about a year ago, right at the start of his deschooling journey. It was great to catch […]
Are you one of those parents who are reluctantly sending their kids off to school? Imagine me whispering, "Don't Do It!" In this podcast, I'm talking about some of the reasons people might ignore their gut and send the kids off to school - and letting you know that you DO have options. Unschooling really DOES work - I can help you figure out what to do INSTEAD of School!UNSCHOOLING RESOURCESCreating Confidence Membership Get coaching, community and a huge library of unschooling resources made for Sue's Membership GroupJumping Into Unschooling Course The price is going up in September, so grab it now!Free Email List - Unschooling UpdatesWebsite: Unschooling Mom2Mom
We're back! As we start our 9th year of Home Education, we're sharing how we were inspired by the Women's Euros and the Commonwealth Games, what we did on a recent trip to London, and some of the books and topics we're studying at the moment.
Jae Williams is a former teacher and new unschooling dad of two young children. I first spoke to Jae when he was about two months into his unschooling journey, in episode 290. It's been a year now and we had so much to catch up on! Jae and I talked about the inner work of […]
It's Called Unschooling I don't like labels. I feel that as learners outside of the institution of school we don't have to rush putting ourselves into a new box or label. Or that our learning life (unschooling life) is how we choose to define it. But as a friend recently shared with me (as we had a very interesting conversation about unschooling, control, trust and partnership), that having parameters around a word (or label) can be helpful. And I think that when it comes to unschooling, the waters are becoming muddied. What Is Unschooling Let's start with the definition of Unschooling. John Holt originally coined the termed unschooling. Here's an excerpt from The Foundations of Unschooling, a Keynote given by Pat Farenga and found on the John Holt GWS website: “Holt never felt the word “homeschooling” was adequate to describe the learning he was talking about—learning that didn't need to take place at home nor look like school learning. John knew that many children want to be out in the world, to be in the community and learn the lay of the neighborhood because, like most healthy humans, they are social beings—it is in our nature to be social, curious, and to learn. So John used the word “unschooling” to describe this type of learning—after already trying out the word “deschooling,” coined by John's friend Ivan Illich, and found to be too harsh by the public. Unschooling didn't fare any better and John himself, by 1981, was using the word homeschooling interchangeably with unschooling.” Here are two different explanations or definitions that I think describe it best: “Before I talk about what I think unschooling is, I must talk about what it isn't. Unschooling isn't a recipe, and therefore it can't be explained in recipe terms. It is impossible to give unschooling directions for people to follow so that it can be tried for a week or so to see if it works. Unschooling isn't a method, it is a way of looking at children and at life. It is based on trust that parents and children will find the paths that work best for them - without depending on educational institutions, publishing companies, or experts to tell them what to do. Earl Stevens (The Natural Child Project) “Unschooling is when the learner chooses the how, what, where, when and why of their learning”. Judy Arnall Unschooling Isn't.. Unschooling isn't another method we can now use to get our kids to meet our hidden expectations under the false pretence of freedom. Unschooling is not another way to do school work or get that school work completed. Unschooling isn't a method. But Unschooling can include a class or be school-like, as long as that is what the learner chooses. Sure unschooling can have academic goals, if that is what the learner chooses. But the ultimate goal of unschooling is trust. And trust takes time. And a whole lotta deschooling! That Deschooling Work So parents, please do the work. That Deschooling work! This work is important because if you want a change, if your kids want a change, need a change, then you will need to do something different. But first, before we begin to do something different, we need to start thinking differently. We need to shift our perspective.So ask the questions:What does learning really mean to me? What is school? Education? What were my experiences? When did I truly get to learn for learning's sake? How did my educational experiences shape me today? My learning? Were these goals mine? Were they my parents goals? Obligations? If I let my children choose the how, what, where, when, why of their learning, how will I feel? What if they only choose video games? Why is hours outside or reading a book or writing a story more important to me than hours on a video game (or substitute something else that pushes that uncomfortable button)? You really can't skip the Deschooling process. Well I guess you can, but why start on this journey to go halfway? And even if you choose not to unschool or even homeschool, or to go from unschooling to Classical homeschooling (I know families that have done that too) - you will NOT be a failure or wrong. But what you will be is clear on is your reasons WHY. (I always come back to getting clear on your WHY) Resources Looking for more support in your homeschool and unschooling journey? I've got you! Check out my Patreon Community where I offer monthly Live Q&A on all your homeschool, unschool and self directed learning questions. For the summer of 2022- this live support is open to ALL Patron levels. You also have access to my downloads, special videos, insights and interviews with my family! https://www.patreon.com/honeyimhomeschoolingthekids Honey! I'm Homeschooling Club on Clubhouse App offer free weekly discussion groups and support. Follow me on Instagram Check out my episodes with Judy Arnall~ Unschooling and STEM and Pat Farenga~ On Homeschooling and Education Or explore DESCHOOLING. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A few people have asked me to talk about my journey so, in this episode, my good friend Nicola Corcoran is taking over as host, and is interviewing me : ) Nicola has two children, who are 19 and 16, and she and I often enjoy long conversations pondering our experiences as mothers, and as people in the world, so it's a delight to have this conversation with her today.We talk about how my family came to unschooling and all the unraveling I've had to do of my own beliefs around children and education. We also talk about the things we need in order to sustain and nurture ourselves as we hold space for our children to be and grow. If you'd like to hear more about Nicola's story you can hear her in Episode #2 of The Unschool Space. I hope you enjoy the conversation.
“We all say we would die for our children--but would you LIVE for your children?” Matt Beaudreau really got us thinking with that one…and so much more solid gold he delivers in this episode. As the founder of Acton Academy, a school that utilizes the Socratic method, Matt might just be one of our very favorite podcast guests to date! Tune in to hear us pick his brain on intentional parenting, instilling personal responsibility, and raising free range kids while avoiding the dangerous traps of conveyor belt schooling! In this episode, we interview Matt on where education has gone wrong, the difference between systemic schooling and real education, and how to unschool our kids. Learn how he started a school based on self-direction and asking questions that completely bucks the norm of education in this country and be inspired to make shifts in your parenting to support character development and independence. More About Matt Beaudreau: As a Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Coach to organizations around the world, Matt has a reputation as a provocative thought leader in educational and personal development practices. He is a two-time featured TEDx speaker and he was named Corporate Trainer of the Year at Stanford University, having spoken to over 250,000 people across the world. In 2017, Matt Beaudreau Founded Acton Academy Placer; a school that utilizes the Socratic method, with an emphasis on self-direction and cultivating confident, independent young people with a strong sense of character and personal responsibility. He has since helped to open multiple campuses around the world. Pulling from his experience in the Acton model, in January of 2021, Matt co-founded Apogee Strong with Tim Kennedy, a mentorship program designed for young men from 12 to 22 to take on challenges presented by men who have come before them, in order to learn to lead. It is a right of passage through mentorship, action, and self-discovery so that young men can become true leaders. His podcast, The Essential 11, is also geared towards emerging leaders, garnering advice from the world's leaders in business, sports, music and entertainment. Also in this episode: FREE Back to School Webinar 8/17 Sign Up Now! Food as Medicine for the Whole Family $100 Off with code BACKTOSCHOOL Where did education go wrong? What is the difference between between systemic schooling and real education? How can we instill personal responsibility in our kids?Let Grow Raising Free Range Kids The Socratic Method How to reignite creativity?The Hero's Journey Intentional Parenting Embracing Masculinity The Beaudreau Family Rules Where to Learn Morewww.actonplacer.com www.apogeestrong.com @mattbeaudreau @apogeeprogram Sponsors for this episode: This episode is sponsored by Nutrisense, providing Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) that provide you with real-time glucose data and an easy to use phone app that helps you combine and visualize your glucose data with all of your daily activities as well as personalized recommendations on how to improve your health. Use the code ALIMILLERRD at nutrisense.io/alimillerrd
Jae Will is a millennial dad of two adorable kids. He's also been unschooling his kids for the past two years. A former Charter School teacher in the Pembroke Pines/Fort Lauderdale area, he decided to quit his job and start on this journey in 2020. Jae also shares his story on his YouTube page. He goes by the name Black Dad. Unschooling is different from Homeschooling. What is unschooling and why would a parent want to take part in it? Jae breaks it all down. If you are looking to have an alternative to traditional education for your kids then this Get Beyond Money episode is for you! Airpods in, volume up, get schooled about unschooling. Head over to www.getbeyondmoney.tropicalfcu.com/get-beyond-money-quiz to see how much you could stop losing and start saving. For more GBM resource follow @TropicalFCU on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
This week, I'm sharing a conversation I had a few years ago with unschooling dad and filmmaker Jeremy Stuart. Jeremy directed and co-produced the documentary film, Class Dismissed, which was released in 2015. Since then, it has been screened in more than 60 countries and translated into five languages. His second documentary, Self-Taught, which explores the […]
What about unschooling and parents of pre-schoolers?Are you facing a lot of pressure as you're trying to choose what's best for your little ones?Even if you DON'T end up unschooling, delaying academics is proving to be a much better option for kids. Don't duplicate school just because it's familiar! Let's talk a bit about what's going on when you're parenting little ones, and how to get support if you're opting for something like unschooling.UNSCHOOLING RESOURCES:Research about Pre-School & Play-based approaches10 Tips for Unschooling PreschoolersTranscript for this Podcast with more resource linksCreating Confidence Membership GroupYou don't have to do this alone!Unschooling UpdatesSue Patterson's free emails
Untigering, Unschooling & Deconstructing Success Iris Chen is an author, unschooling mom, deconstructing tiger parent, and founder of the Untigering movement. She joins me on this episode to talk about their unschooling journey, Tiger Moms, Untigering, and Deconstructing Success and Expectations. We Explored... "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it." Maya Angelou Iris describes herself as a deconstructing, recovering Tiger Parent. The process of Untigering and Deschooling has been a gradual change. In this episode we explored: The definition of a Tiger Mom Achievement, Expectations, Trauma and Tiger Parenting Why she is Untigering Unschooling and deschooling Children of Immigrant Parents- Finding compassion, empathy, truth and seeking to do better Fear and Scarcity Mindset in Parenting Success and Decolonizing our ideas of success How we can sit back a little, observe, support, encourage and allow our kids to figure things out for themselves Unschooling and Boundaries Burnout and Deschooling The importance of community Resources and Community Iris offers wonderful resources and community support for parents that are on the journey of deschooling, deconstructing and decolonizing. Check out: Untigering Book Untigering Website Facebook Facebook Group Instagram Membership Mentioned in the episode- Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mom If you are looking for more support in your homeschool journey- I've also got you! Check out my Patreon Community where I offer monthly Live Q&A on all your homeschool, unschool and self directed learning questions. For the summer of 2022- this live support is open to ALL Patron levels. You also have access to my downloads, special videos, insights and interviews with my family! https://www.patreon.com/honeyimhomeschoolingthekids Honey! I'm Homeschooling Club on Clubhouse App offer free weekly discussion groups and support. Follow me on Instagram If you enjoyed this episode, check out my interview with Akilah S Richards~Educational Freedom See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on the podcast, I'm sharing a conversation I had with grown unschooler Phoebe Wahl a few years ago. Phoebe is an artist whose beautiful work focuses on the themes of comfort, nostalgia, and intimacy. After first grade, Phoebe left school and dove into unschooling. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in […]