Stories of an Unschooling Family

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March 16, 2021  

183: Big Ideas and Big Passions,

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This week, my daughter Imogen is back, and we're talking about:

Writing: the definition of a story, what to write about, how we use our own experiences in stories.

Superhero movies: the big ideas contained in seemingly trivial stories

Behind-the scenes documentaries.

Rock climbing and glass blowing: creativity, and the lengths (or heights!) some people will go to follow their passions.

We’re also telling lots of stories.

 

Show Notes


Things we mention in this episode:

Camp NaNoWriMo

The A-Z blogging challenge

 

Masterclass:

Neil Gaiman and his writing class

Margaret Atwood and her writing class

 

WandaVision

The Making of Wandavision

Captain America: Civil War

 

Solo Free on Amazon Prime

The Dawn Face on Netflix

 

Blown Away on Netflix

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Where You Can Find Imogen

Blog

Write.Rewrite.Read

Instagram

write.rewrite.read

Youtube

Imogen Elvis

 

Thank you for listening to this episode!

 

March 9, 2021  

182: Bad Haircuts and Unschooling Adventures

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This week, in this solo podcast episode, I'm sharing and discussing a few adventurous stories:

Unschooling: Haircut Courage

Younger Unschoolers: Spur-of-the-Moment Adventures

Enjoying an Unexpected Little Adventure

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Photo

Me and my daughter Charlotte

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!

 

 

March 2, 2021  

181: Writing, Explosions, and Unsuitable Horror Stories

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After a 4-month break, my daughter Imogen and I are back! And we're chatting about:

  • Finishing novels and beta reading
  • My 19-year-old daughter Sophie and 'graduate' unschoolers
  • Bushfires and exploding trees
  • How our generous members saved our unschooling community
  • Vlogging
  • The TV shows we've been watching
  • The Masterclass classes we've been enjoying

We’re also discussing the question: is it okay to expose our kids to 'unsuitable' movies and books?

 

Show Notes

 

Things We Mention

Masterclass website

Matthew Walker on Masterclass

Neil Gaiman's books including Coraline and The Graveyard Book

Coraline the movie

WandaVision on Disney Plus

The Truth Seekers on Amazon Prime

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Where You Can Find Imogen

Blog

Write.Rewrite.Read

Instagram

write.rewrite.read

Youtube

Imogen Elvis

 

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!

 

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family or Instagram to leave a comment. Perhaps you'd like to join our unschooling community?

 

Imogen and I would love to hear some feedback about our conversation!

Photo: Imogen took me out for a special celebratory breakfast. I've finished my children's novel!

 

 

 

October 27, 2020  

180: Unschool, Martian, and Risque Stories

My daughter Imogen and I are discussing play, writing, books, Martians, and exercise. This episode is jam-packed full of stories, unschooling thoughts and resources.

Episode Contents

0:00-01:56 Intro

01:56-07:53 Excitement 

07:53-10:51 Writing

10:51-18:08 Music

18:08-30:15 Kids’ Play

30:15-42:10 Adults’ Play

42:10-59:18 A Space Phase

59:18-01:03:31 A Novel and Priest Holes

01:03:31-01:07:11 Exercise

01:07:11-01:13:51 A Risqué Story

01:13:51-01:17:01 Listener Questions 

01:17:01-01:21:38 End Stuff

 

Show Notes 

 

Writing

NaNoWriMo

 

Music

Musescore

Garageband

 

Play

Blog Post: Doing What Kids Ought to Do

 

A Space Phase

The War of the Worlds book by H.G. Wells

Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds

The Martian book

The Martian movie

Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets

 

Exercise

Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home

 

Books

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

Imogen's new novelFrost Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Where You Can Find Imogen

Blog

Write.Rewrite.Read

Instagram

write.rewrite.read

Youtube

Imogen Elvis

 

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!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family or Instagram to leave a comment. Perhaps you have a question for Imogen? We'd love to hear some feedback about our conversation!

 

October 13, 2020  

179: Unschooling, Plot Holes and Twonk

My daughter Imogen and I are sharing some unschooling thoughts while we talk about what we’ve been working on, what we’ve been reading and watching, and what’s making us feel excited.

0:00 Intro

00:58 Introducing Imogen

01:47 Returning to Podcasting

05:50 Frost Hands and Writing

14:34 Writing Novels and Unschooling Books

21:57 The Inconvenience of Losing Our Videographer 

32:14 Excited About Exercise

41:59 Escaping into a Novel

48:55 Rereading Retold Fairy Tales

53:52 Masterchef and Kids’ Happiness

01:01:29 The Masked Singer and Twonk

01:08:50 End Things

 

Show Notes

 

Imogen's new novel

Frost Hands

 

Podcasts about NaNoWriMo

Episode 153: More Unschool Writing Ideas and Resources

Episode 140: Difficult Things

 

Imogen's Music Youtube Channel

Imogen Elvis

 

Websites

Skillshare

Walk at Home

 

Books

The Lake House by Kate Morton

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

 

Blog Post

Why We Need to Support Our Kids' Choices

 

Video

My 2020 Global Homeschooling Summit interview video

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Where You Can Find Imogen

Blog

Write.Rewrite.Read

Instagram

write.rewrite.read

 

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!

 

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment!

 

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