[FoRK] Bullish on Facebook

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 14:54:32 PDT 2009


My kids started with Montessori.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori

This was at a Catholic pre-school.  I kept them in Catholic elementary
school as I wanted them to develop the same distaste for organized religion
that Catholic school fostered in me. It worked, as it has for generations of
Catholics.

Added benefit: uber literacy.

G

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Corinna Schultz
<corinna.schultz at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 6:17 PM, kelley <kelley at inkworkswell.com> wrote:
> > They tended to call themselves
> > "unschoolers" to get away from the association with homeschoolers who do
> it
> > for religious reasons.
>
> Just, fyi, "unschooling" also has a technical definition. It generally
> means, to homeschool without a curriculum. Generally it's led by the
> child's interests, with some degree of parental oversight to make sure
> nothing vital is being left out. In more extreme forms, it means
> letting the kids have total control over their learning.
>
> I would classify what I did as unschooling, because we didn't have a
> curriculum, but we were very much directing what the kids learned. We
> actively taught reading and math and history and literature and
> writing, whether or not they expressed an interest. But, we did it
> mostly in nontraditional ways  - reading together, playing games,
> interaction and talking and watching movies and documentaries, stuff
> like that. The kids had a choice in some things, so they never felt
> stifled and they generally enjoyed lessons - after all it was focused
> time with mom and dad. What little kid doesn't enjoy that? :)
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