Saturday, February 5, 2011

Learning Plan Self Design

Our son is old enough to develop his own learning plan.
He mentions how is sister annoys him...
We talked about the circle of life...
We talked... about how his sister will make him an uncle someday and he will make her an auntie.. how we will become grandpa and granny... Developing a long view.. Okay so something of interest to you, etc..
He suggested not having a sister, we told him the project about not having a sister.. not so sure about this one... "can you imagine not having your sister when you are doing that amazing improvisation with your stuffed characters...?" I guess you could put together a stuffed story and do it your self but .. might be more interesting if you let her have a part... we told him how we for some reason or another have chosen this life and the people we share it with...

See post: Something of Interest or Something You Care About

A Presentation Or a play... a show... an art project, music project?

We had to say goodnight...

We will sleep on it!

"so goodnight" and we reiterated the above question.. "I'm not even going to talk about.. gimme that pillow"

Will update you on this developing surprise...


Anonymous said...

Excellent way to get any child thinking and I hope you will video tape it, for all of us to see. am sure it 2will be more than interesting.

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.