July 27, 2015
I haven't been checking the stats for this podcast so I don't know if anyone is still listening. Does it matter if I'm talking to myself? In this week's podcast, I talk about blogging, podcasting and popularity.
I also talk about the following:
- is there such a thing as a typical unschooling day?
- how about a typical unschooling week?
- the uneven nature of learning and how this affects homeschool record keeping
- our passion for Shakespeare
- learning to read:
- how I thought I was a wonderful teacher
- how I discovered I wasn't
- the mistakes I made with my children
- what I finally learned about learning to read
Music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear, (CC BY-NC 3.0)
July 20, 2015
This week's episode is a bits and pieces podcast. I tell some stories about what's been happening in our family, ponder some thoughts and share a few resources. More specifically, I discuss:
- something exciting that happened last Friday
- whether or not we can prepare our children for an unknown future
- why we are glad we have an active dog
- how writing about Jane Fonda led to a new passion for Sophie.
- the importance of encouragement and sharing children’s passions
- how I discovered some muscles I haven’t used in a long time
- how unschooling children persevere even when no one is pushing them
- novel writing
- how children’s knowledge can soon exceed a parent’s and how they can end up teaching us
- how younger children can learn from older siblings
- some of the DVDs and videos we’ve been watching
- and some of the things I’ve been working on
July 9, 2015
In this week’s podcast, I discuss the topic of starting unschooling.
- Is moving to unschooling a big step for children?
- How can we encourage children to get excited about their own learning?
- What if a child just wants to sit in front of the television or computer?
- Do adults and children have different ideas about what kind of learning is valuable?
- And what about trust?
I also ponder the future of this podcast.