Unschooling Mom2Mom

Your Own Educational Philosophy

March 21, 2021 Sue Season 1 Episode 10
Unschooling Mom2Mom
Your Own Educational Philosophy
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Unschooling Mom2Mom
Your Own Educational Philosophy
Mar 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10
Sue

Talking about philosophy sounds lofty, I know. 

But we’ve spent decades letting other people tell us what education is or what learning should look like. Unfortunately, most of us weren’t listening to the right people! Educational research has been shouting about changes that should happen - in classrooms, with children, in all kids of learning situations. The problem is that school systems are big bureaucratic machines that don’t make changes easily - they’re not listening!

And then, when we think about home education, we tend to duplicate what’s familiar to us.

This happens for a variety of reasons - most centering around fear. We’re doing something quite unconventional, so we want to move through the fearful part and get to some comfortable spot as soon as possible. But the “comfortable spot” may not really be in your (or your child’s) best interests. Yes, it alleviates the fear to some degree, but what if we sit with it for a bit and explore what’s there?

So much research has been done about how children learn. The homeschooling advantage is that we can look at it, apply it, and create a truly customized learning experience - no bureaucracy or red tape to sift through! And then when we see something not working out right, we can pivot right away. These are huge advantages!

Since we’re moving away from a one-size-fits all model, it will take some self-discovery and introspection. You have to give yourself some time to figure out what’s right for you and your family. Your ideas about all of this will change over time as you see what works and what does - and your fears stop guiding your choices

Most of us carry good and bad memories of our own childhood school experiences. And because we spent so many hours IN school, we have to look at those years to dismantle it a bit. What was necessary? And what simply wasn’t?

_____________________________________

Need more support from Sue?
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A Course to Walk You Through Unschooling:
Jumping Into Unschooling

Show Notes

Talking about philosophy sounds lofty, I know. 

But we’ve spent decades letting other people tell us what education is or what learning should look like. Unfortunately, most of us weren’t listening to the right people! Educational research has been shouting about changes that should happen - in classrooms, with children, in all kids of learning situations. The problem is that school systems are big bureaucratic machines that don’t make changes easily - they’re not listening!

And then, when we think about home education, we tend to duplicate what’s familiar to us.

This happens for a variety of reasons - most centering around fear. We’re doing something quite unconventional, so we want to move through the fearful part and get to some comfortable spot as soon as possible. But the “comfortable spot” may not really be in your (or your child’s) best interests. Yes, it alleviates the fear to some degree, but what if we sit with it for a bit and explore what’s there?

So much research has been done about how children learn. The homeschooling advantage is that we can look at it, apply it, and create a truly customized learning experience - no bureaucracy or red tape to sift through! And then when we see something not working out right, we can pivot right away. These are huge advantages!

Since we’re moving away from a one-size-fits all model, it will take some self-discovery and introspection. You have to give yourself some time to figure out what’s right for you and your family. Your ideas about all of this will change over time as you see what works and what does - and your fears stop guiding your choices

Most of us carry good and bad memories of our own childhood school experiences. And because we spent so many hours IN school, we have to look at those years to dismantle it a bit. What was necessary? And what simply wasn’t?

_____________________________________

Need more support from Sue?
Group Coaching
1:1 Coaching

A Course to Walk You Through Unschooling:
Jumping Into Unschooling