Monday, November 23, 2015

14th Anniversary of Always Learning discussion at Yahoogroups

Nov 23, 2001 was the founding date of the Always Learning discussion at Yahoogroups. There were a couple of other groups involved and active in those days; one is archives only now, and one reformed with the same name but different people. Always Learning has survived for fourteen years. That's old, for an online forum! Recent posts are numbered in the 76,221 and such... and we don't have chit-chat there, so that's over 70,000 substantial posts, in fourteen years.

I missed the fifth anniversary of Just Add Light and Stir. The first post was September 2, 2010. Five years of a post nearly every day (I've missed twenty or so, I think, in scattered fashion) adds up to... over 1800, in five years.

The less placid online discussion at Facebook, Radical Unschooling Info, was five years old in February. It was created February 13, 2010.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

2015 Expenses, ideas for assistance's expenses for 2015 are $500, and if fifty people send $10, I'm flush.
Please help me help others.

There are non-financial ways to help, too, listed here:
Request for end-of-year assistance, 2015

I might ask again next November. There are two options there for which I'll send a small gift to donors. Thanks!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time/energy/cost, needs, happy moms

A page on how much time and energy unschooling takes. It's not new, but when I went to add a couple of links, I saw it hadn't been announced here before! So it will be new to some of you.

These two are not new, but they weren't linked to each other and should have been. Each got a little clean-up as the links were added. The two together might be therapeutic for anyone confused or frustated.

Thinking about needs

Being a happy mom

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Danger, angles, strewing

 photo PrietoTriangulation.jpegPerhaps people look for or create dangers, in times of peace and plenty.

New page on seeing things (physically and otherwise) from different angles:

Strewing, and how to provide without being self-conscious about it, by Deb Rossing years ago
I don't know why that was not announced before, but here it is.

Photo by Colleen and Robbie Prieto
of trees reflecting in an upstairs window,
viewed through a skylight

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Morality, choices, misconceptions

 photo kdk_0374.jpgHow Morality Grows, and how unschooling can help

The one above has been sitting in the queue waiting for touchup. Two others came along that go very well with it. [October 2015 note: These aren't new, but none were announced before; the post sat in the drafts folder for a long time.]

"It Depends"—thoughts on choice making

Misconceptions about radical unschooling

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Exploration, mistakes, deprivation

Kirby Dodd 1990 photo KirbyAsleepJan90.jpg"Exploration" was started and just lately finished. It's one long but interesting topic from early 2014, with lots of voices:

Addition at the top, to the page on how one might view making parental mistakes:

Not new, never announced before. Collen Prieto, on trauma, toys, hoarding...

Photo of little Kirby Dodd sleeping is a link.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Proof, math, being with a child

New page, started and forgotten in 2006; found, formatted and expanded September 20, 2015:

Second half is new, by Karen James, about her son and math at the dentist's office:

Karen is writing quite a bit lately, and it's good. I've saved something she wrote about being with her son, and about playing. The photo here goes with that writing.

photo by Karen James

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wonder, Bien mettre en œuvre le unschooling

New page, Karen James: "Open your heart to wonder"

New, in French, with subtitled video: Bien mettre en œuvre le unschooling; traduction : Malika Kergoa

That page was already on my site in English and in Portuguese.

The photo, of Kirby and Marty Dodd, is a link.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Don't measure; avoid divorce; unschooling "schools"

New writing, second half of the page, about learning, and not comparing and measuring one's child.

Addition of writing by Cass Kotrba, about 3/4 the way down:

A collection for future use when people ask if an alternative school is the same as unschooling:

Photo (a link) by Janine Davies

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Love of videogames, Unseen Futures, Phrases, Read a little (more)

New page on the love of video games (and it probably won't be what you expect)

Preparing for unseen futures (new page)

Quote and image added to the page on phrases to avoid (from a 2013 Just Add Light post)

Addition to the "Read a little, try a little..." page, something by Karen James

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Water; "Screentime", Shame & Guilt

Water—lots of kinds of thoughts about water play and water peace and water abundance (new page)

To the recent page on how Roxana Sorooshian used "screens" in graduate school, I have added her mom's summary of the fellowship, grant and scholarships Roxana has been given for her PhD work.

Helpful ideas by Marta Venturini (was Marta Pires) and Pam Sorooshian, partway down the lefthand side:

Sunday, August 2, 2015

"Disturbing content," Condemnation (avoiding), why unschool?

On "HOW Unschooled Kids Watch TV"—new, at the bottom, about "disturbing content"

Condemnation—how to avoid it and how to open up the doors to allow for growth and change (new page)

Why do people unschool? (existing page, cleaned up, small additions)

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