Monday, April 5, 2010

Blog Revamp Coming

We've taken some time off from the blog. Must find a way to blog without blogging so our catch-up is easier next time. The most frustrating thing currently is that our camera was somehow set 12 hours off and so the date stamp and our pictures needs reordering.

We've had several revelations considering our experiences and have many details regarding roadschooling, "ethical Individualism" and experiences for the dear ones to expand upon. So stay posted.

Additionally we are considering how best to organize our blog and in this how it can help us and others best. This will require time and ongoing commitment and I feel it best that we include our children in this from the beginning. So it is time for us to learn new things, like lots of writing .. and how to monetize a blog. Any help would be appreciated.

We are thinking of having sections to include photo journalism, places to go, articles, ebooks, how to, sustainibility/low-impact living, philosophy and poetry, and marketplace with homeade toys, art and jewelry, places to camp free and other short ebooks.

Thanks for following our blog and thanks for your ideas and comments.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is very inspiring work you have created for us. Some people need to know that these things can ensue to anyone. You have shown me a better view now.

Anonymous said...

This is very inspiring work you have created for us. Some people need to know that these things can ensue to anyone. You have shown me a better view now.

What Unschooling is not

We cannot tell you what unschooling is when the point of unschooling is to unleash the individual. Because to nurture self-expression and inspiration and find the unique individual purpose within, is different for everyone.

We cannot tell you what unschooling is going to be for you and your children because unschooling is an individual experience. We can only refer to what unschooling is not. Each individual has a multitude of possibilities and inspirations. It is our role as parents to lend support and guidance so our children can realize their purpose as it comes to them.

This unfolding process can appear through examples and experiences, mentors. As long as you're there in support and as facilitator you offer opportunity to learn via freewill according to inner directive. That 'stewardship,' of our children, is the role as we see it, as parents. We learn as much from our children as we expect them to learn from us.

Unschooling is not instructive but constructive. Unschooling is not curriculum nor assessment based but more about becoming, about faith in natural processes unfolding, rites of certain passage. The best we can do most of the time is get out the way. Unschooling is not a rat-race but self-paced. Unschooling is not competitive but cooperative. Unschooling does not sacrifice the individual for the whole but waters the roots to enjoy the fruits..

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Missing component in Education today

One critical missing component of typical education today is a focus on the development of Emotional Intelligence. You have probably heard of it. It ultimately has to do with the empowerment phase necessary of balanced education. This is opposed as you know to disempowerment. People who are achieved in emotional intelligence can actually put knowledge to work effectively. Those with limited experience in this area accumulate knowledge in the left brain while the right brain gets a headache. Connections become lost due to fragmented understanding. As coursework was taught to them in fragmented ways so goes the confused, undeveloped in emotional development and disempowered not knowing why. By designing the modern-cultural aspects of education devoid of relevant connection with emotional intelligence, modern culture is, by-design neutered. .. Devoid of the tools necessary for its' own empowerment. . Something critical to us all, at such rapidly transitory times.. We must evolve and Adapt. An immediate good first step could be a degree of Unschooling for all teachers with emphasis and inclusion to learning how to bring E.I. to the class.