I am a part-time unschooler

-Let’s bust this myth-

Unschooling is different to school. It is not school. It is the opposite to school. It is an entire working way of living your life without school. You are either unschooling (or working towards unschooling) or you are not unschooling.

Unschooling is primarily about two things: Learning and parenting. These are things that are constant in our family lives 24/7. We don’t stop parenting and we don’t stop learning. Consequently, we don’t stop unschooling.

There are many ways to home educate and we are all free to choose what home education looks like in our own homes. The beauty of home education is that you can work out what suits you best and implement that. There is no outside authority dictating what home education looks like for your family. You and your children get to decide.

It is possible to be semi-structured and allow children to have educational autonomy during designated portions of the day or week but that is not the same as unschooling.

Unschooling trusts our children with their learning at all times.

Unschooling trusts the natural learning process at all times.

Unschooling is a philosophy in itself. There might be those who are not entirely unschooling yet. Those who are gradually and actively moving towards unschooling but there are no part time unschoolers.

Published by heiditsteel

Teacher turned Unschooler: passionate about autonomous education and supporting our children's natural inclination towards learning through play.

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