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152: Stories from My Closet

This week, I've taken my mic into my closet!

Sitting amongst my clothes, I'm sharing:

  • Why I'm in my wardrobe.
  • My new book idea.
  • How I was interviewed for the Global Homeschooling Summit.
  • My Susan Skeleton story.
  • A homeschool registration story from my book Curious Unschoolers.
  • The birthday urn story.
  • And the huge ornate mirror story.

Of course, along the way, I'm also sharing some unschooling ideas!

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Book

Curious Unschoolers

 

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

The Global Unschooling Summit

 

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151: Stories from ‘Curious Unschoolers’

This week, I'm sharing the first 3 parts of my newly published book Curious Unschoolers. I hope these stories will give you an idea of what my book is all about. Perhaps after listening to them, you'd like to read the whole book!

6:27 Curious Unschoolers

7:06 Part 1: An Introduction
7:10 Something Important
10:33 The Friend Who Comes to Tea
13:08 Just in Case We’re Not Already Friends
14:53 A Book of Stories

17:22 Part 2: An Introduction to Unschooling
17:28 What is unschooling?
20:48 Why Unschooling Isn’t a Method of Homeschooling
32:01 Does Unschooling Work?

38:04 Part 3: What Unschooling Looks Like 
38:10 What is Unschooling All About?
48:12 Is Unschooling Just Living Life?
54:08 The Curriculum of Life
1:03:07 A Typical Unschooling Day

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Book

Curious Unschoolers

 

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

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150: Unschooling Books and Bedtimes

This week, I'm chatting about unschooling and bedtimes.

  • What if our kids want to stay up late?
  • Can kids get up early if they have to?
  • Do we sometimes want our kids to go to bed early because it suits us?
  • What if we are criticised because of the way we parent our kids?

I share lots of stories including one about entertaining unexpected guests in my pyjamas while feeding a baby.

Also, I share

  • My latest unschooling book news
  • An excerpt from my book Curious Unschoolers.
  • Some family news.
  • And a few bits and pieces!

 

Show Notes

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about anything I talked about in this episode. You could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!

149: My Unschooler’s Homeschool Registration Visit

This week, I'm sharing details of my daughter Gemma-Rose's homeschool registration visit. I discuss the following questions:

  • Can registered homeschoolers unschool?
  • How do we write homeschool plans when we don't know what our unschooling kids will be interested in?
  • How can we fulfil homeschooling registration requirements without forcing kids to learn things they're not interested in? 
  • Is forced learning real learning?

I also talk about:

  • How we might be tempted to push our kids to use their talents or extend their interests.
  • How kids can surprise us. They're often not like us. They do things on their own timetables and not ours.

And I share my latest unschooling book news.

 

Show Notes

Podcasts

Episode 27: The Tricky Business of Registering an Unschooler as a Homeschooler

Episode 45: How Registered Homeschoolers Can Unschool

 

Blog Posts

My homeschool registration and record keeping posts

 

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about anything I talked about in this episode. You could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!

148: Our Writing Unrules for Unschoolers

This week, my daughter Imogen and I are chatting about unschool writing. How do unschoolers learn to write? We share my writing unrules which are based on my observations of my children who all love writing.

We talk about:

  • Imogen's writing story: how she learnt to write, her university degree, how she is turning her passion for writing into YA novels
  • How free play is the foundation for creative writing
  • How drawing is a form of writing
  • How we learn by following someone else's example
  • How motivation for writing must come from within a child
  • Books and reading
  • How English workbooks are unnecessary
  • The progress of my unschooling books
  • And lots more!

 

Show Notes

 

Imogen Elvis

Website

Write.Rewrite.Read

Youtube

Write. Rewrite. Read

Imogen's novel

The Crystal Tree

Instagram

Write. Rewrite. Read

 

Podcasts

Homeschool Solutions with Pam Barnhill

Episode 150 of the Exploring Unschooling podcast with Pam Laricchia.

 

Books and Authors Mentioned

Jackie French

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Rick Riordan

Alice in Wonderful by Lewis Carrol

 

My Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about anything we talked about in this episode. You could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!