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The Greatest Lie We Tell Children

One of the greatest lies we tell young children is that they go to school to learn. 619 more words


Beyond School Daze: The Deschooling Process

At the VaHomeschoolers Conference yesterday, one of my talks was “Beyond School Daze: The Deschooling Process.”

Deschooling is the transition time between school and homeschooling, a period of adjustment that both parents and kids have to make as they change from school norms to new family norms. 700 more words

Engaged Learning

The College Trap and the Schooled Mind

I noted the other day how thinking in terms of your major when it comes to the job search can actually limit you more than it can open doors. 1,134 more words


Schooling is Not Education; Or, a Lesson In Status Quo Bias

If you asked the average high school graduate if they feel like they learned a lot in school, they’d likely laugh at you. If you asked the average college grad why they went to college, they wouldn’t tell you that it was to get an education, but rather to get a job. 891 more words


College and career ready, flexible time line

I heard a student debate this week on CBC The Current on whether high school should be optional. The pro side argued that teens should be free at the age of fourteen or so to consider many options besides or in addition to formal schooling, including internships, work, volunteering, travel, or personal scholarship. 1,379 more words

Education And Schooling

Week I lost count... and the deschooling begins

Okay, so things have felt pretty hard. My days of daydreaming about all the cool homeschooling things we would be doing have come crashing down for now and I’m having to let go. 1,616 more words


I was making homeschooling too much like school...

I’m probably doing it all wrong.

This year has been our first year homeschooling, and we are still trying to figure things out. I’ve tried to make things fit, thrown out some things, and tried more. 1,695 more words