Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich sn’t just about unschooling. It’s about all kinds of teaching situations—about the art of learning through exploration. What could be more inspiring than that?
Unschooling is the term commonly used to describe a way of homeschooling that is highly play-based and child-led—what some would call “organic” learning. Unschooled kids don’t do worksheets, and may or may not attend formal classes. They just do things and learn along the way.
- Do what you love.
- Use microcosms as much as possible.
- Use internships.
- Embrace all technologies.
- Excel is awesome for math.
- Formally learn only what will be reinforced in the next 14 days.
- Explore first. Play second. Teach third.
- Only work on one or two subjects per day.
- Keep a focused journal.
- Play outside.
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