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The Libertarians Are Rooting For Us

There is an article/video extolling the virtues of unschooling over on Reason, the libertarian-leaning web site. While I disagree with some of the article’s portrayal of teachers — and the site’s blanket dismissal of public schools — there are definitely circumstances where unstructured learning fits the needs of a child. …

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Week 2/3 – Reality Bites Back

This old drawing of Anna’s sums up my feelings after Week 3 … Life is moving so fast and I am so disorganized that it all seems be congealing into one big mess. I don’t feel like I’ve got a handle on Anna’s curriculum and any ideas that I have …

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Week 1 – Learning Curve for Parent and Child Alike

With one week under our belts, I thought I’d take a quick look at where we stand. Curriculum After the initial fun of brainstorming study ideas wore off, we were faced with the hard work of trying to fit all of these ideas into a coherent structure. My wife did …

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The Roller-Coaster Less Traveled

After the big decision on Thursday, the next couple of days were a blur of brainstorming and planning: Friday My wife filled out the Homeschool Enrollment Form and we started researching homeschooling resources. Over dinner at the Milwaukee Ale House, an extended group of family members generated several pages of …