Random words of wisdom about Unschooling and our 10 seconds of fame

 As many of you know our little family got 10 seconds of fame this week by being interviewed for the Good Housekeeping Magazine.  I have to say I was a little excited and worried that this would be another piece on how awful unschooling can be.  To my surprise, Caroline did an amazing job and was a very positive piece.   My Kids Don’t “Do” School and I’m Okay With It However, I wanted to Continue reading

How do Unschoolers learn about the Union Pacific Railroad

Have you ever wondered how Unschooling works? What is the difference in Unschooling and homeschooling?  It is pretty simple, Unschoolers don’t do test, workbook sheets (unless we want), book reports, sit at a table for hours or use a curriculum.  Unschooling is about life learning or letting your child choose what they want to learn, finding the resources to help them learn a subject and then encouraging them. Learn more here We love taking scenic Continue reading

SOLE Education- Unschooling new term without the negative

I love telling people that I homeschool my kids mainly because I love the reactions I get as they are trying to process the information.  Many older retired couples (we run into a lot on the road) love the idea that we are traveling and homeschooling.  The younger generation think I am nuts and I get the usual excuse: “You’re a saint I could never homeschool my kids”. The hardest part of telling people I Continue reading

As an Unschooler, Do I Need a Lesson Plan?

Do Unschoolers really need to sit down and make a lesson plan for the year?  Most teachers that I know are required to do this.  As a teacher with a classroom full of kids, I would hope you are not winging it. Teachers all have some type of plan in place.  As a parent/teacher of a Unschooler, I personally, don’t think you really need a lesson plan.   Unschooling Explained First, let’s go over what exactly a Continue reading

Unschooling Paradise Encourages Unschooler Road Trips for Learning Outside of School

Unschooling Paradise is encouraging unschooler road trips as a way to learn outside of the traditional school environment. The unschooling philosophy is based around helping children become more independent and curious about the world that surrounds them by providing educational opportunities at all times. An unschooler road trip offers a wide variety of opportunities for kids to learn while having fun with their family. Some suggestions including: visiting science centers, art galleries and zoos. Children Continue reading

Unschooling Paradise Releases New Articles on Unschooling Blog

August 20, 2013- Unschooling Paradise has just released new articles on their unschooling blog.  The blog has been implemented to provide parents with a quick and effective way of receiving home schooling tips to better enhance their children’s learning experience.  Parents that are homeschooling have a responsibility to provide their children with the best education possible and this includes being creative with lesson plans, planning field trips and introducing children to a wide variety of Continue reading