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On November 22, Miro and I gave a presentation at the Global Education Conference. It was a virtual conference, hosting speakers and participants from around the world. The conference was geared towards to global educators so in essence we were speaking with an audience of teachers. We were so honored to be selected to participate in this conference as we believe global education is so important..
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There will always be critics.
I have read many accounts of unschooling parents being accused of being lazy. Even neglectful.
But is it true?
It is hard not to generalize, but I can understand from the outside how this might be a standard perception about unschooling parents. After all, we don’t teach our children lessons, follow a curriculum or demand testing.
We must be lazy, right?
Many critics believe that unschooling parents are actually usurping their roles as parents all together, as many conclude that unschooling is a form of “unparenting”. (I actually wrote …
Miro and I receive a constant stream of questions from our readers, and more than half of them are directed at Miro. We talk about many things on this blog, from long-term family travel, archeology, Peru, inspiration, how we make a living and of course, natural learning (unschooling). The majority of the questions aimed at Miro are in refernce to his education. So along those lines, we decided to create a feature called “Ask a Traveling Teen Unschooler”.
I know the label “unschooling” is off-putting for many, but there really isn’t …
“The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.”
~George Bernard Shaw
I am a product of the public school system in the United States. I attended public school from 1971 to 1983. (Yep, I’m that old.)
But with the many passed years and being a parent to a school age child myself has given me the opportunity to take a deeper look at my relationship to learning.
According to wikipedia, learning is defined as acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing, existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types …
Living Life to the Fullest, Unschooling, Videos »
Natural learning + learning about nature
On this blog, we’ve written extensively about following our interests as the foundation of my son’s education (natural learning + unschooling). We’ve also written about learning through virtue of traveling, being curious in the world and consciously processing new experiences into a “learning opportunity”.
Miro and I are both gifted with a natural curiosity which keeps us asking why, where and how? As a result, we are both committed to perusing knowledge based on the constant stream of inquiry inspired through every new experience.
We recently looked up …
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Miro and I receive personal emails from our readers weekly, many with questions about our lives, sometimes with questions that I am not qualified to answer. Some seek advice, others just want to connect and many want to share how we’ve touched their lives. For us, this is the greatest honor and we are so moved by the incredible honesty people share with us. It’s about community, something I’ve started to experience on a much deeper level in our lives since we’ve decided to embark on this journey.
I always answer …