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"Why We Unschool"

Neat, brief YouTubage

This link came through my NCUnschoolers email list with the title "Why We Unschool", although that is not the video's name (Music & Life). I like it, though, and felt it worth passing on.

(Trey Parker & Matt Stone!)


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Jul. 26th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
my youngest daughter is the perfect kind of kid for unschooling. She's (usually) cooperative, very inquisitive and likes to *do* things with me around the house. She always wants to know *why*... so we're doing unschooling at home while she still goes to public schools next year and pre-school now (I can't stay home at this point, so that's our best option). She is already embaracing it. I think it's a marvelous idea! The grocery store and kitchen, the garden and yard, helping me measure to replace windows and calculate costs etc... discussing what we just read or watched on TV for critical thinking and literary analysis skills... amazing how much education we're ignoring for our children by just not involving them in our daily lives.

Jul. 26th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm a big advocate of life-as-learning. My daughter always wants to know *why* too, but I think it's a different level with a four year old. She can be exhausting sometimes. LOL I plan to homeschool them their whole lives, if I can.
Jul. 26th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Laurel never was, and still isn't really into it. She's 12 now and we're just getting to where she'll listen to me when I explain the 'why' of how we do things. Anna is 5. She's wanted to know from the start and has always tried to help. She wanted to know 'why' we switched from mop-and-glow to vinigar to clean the floors with and if it worked as well etc... it was an amazing lesson opportunity, so we went through the house and decided what we could and were willing to change out for environmental reasons. We talked about paper and plastic and renewable resources and recycling etc. She now helps me sort recycling, choose what can and cannot be recycled and choose products with less packaging, more recyclable packaging etc. We're big on reducing the use of plastic in general, even recycled/recyclable plastic, so she's helping me with that, too :)

I hope she always wants this and Laurel gets caught up in it too eventually, lol!
Jul. 26th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
That's very cool! That's the kind of stuff I need to work into teaching the kids. They've been helping me clean the house and bag give aways, so I guess that's a start. :)
Jul. 26th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
what's cool is that it comes up naturally... there's no need to really work it in, just to be willing to expand on it and explain it instead of simply being rushed to get it done!

Jul. 27th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
*woot* to a fellow unschooler!!!!
Jul. 27th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
Woot squared, and cool point goodie bags for the kids. :)
Jul. 27th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Jul. 28th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the video. It's all very true. School is just handled all wrong in our part of the world!
Jul. 30th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!

Sadly, that's the case in a lot of places.
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