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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

Some of the highlights of this period: End of the school year business: open lessons at swimming and judo, choir concerts, judo exams (first coloured belts for the girls. Unschooling learning highlights unschooling

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age. Third year of online math for Alexander: learning to use new tools.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

You have to learn to deal with it. We’ve learned nothing from Ipperwash and Oka. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. School taught us to fit in. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0 “It is a truism that we learn from experience, and yet creating a role for experience in learning has been one of the most difficult problems in education. I have had many such experiences in my ‘learning life’.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Adults work wherever there is work for however long they have to while children are shuffled through overcrowded and underfunded schools until the bell rings and they are sent out into the meaningless wastes of suburbia. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

As the kids of our homeschooling friends grow there are new priorities and a need to find a new balance between adults and kids in the group. In this respect it was very interesting to dive again into ideas and examples of “unschooling schools”, translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk into Russian, as well as lots of conversations in Russian around it and visiting U.Dacha , a self-directed learning space near Moscow.

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June in review

Mathemagenic

Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha. A last-munite decision of going to a buschcraft weekend with the whole family, which was a nice learning adventure.

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Homeschooling over time

Mathemagenic

Than come practicalities: finding or creating a social space where kids can see others (because all their peers go to school), do things together and learn how to learn. At the same there is a strong need to learn and to talk to other parents, because this is when educational choices are being made, practices are tried out and replaced with something that works better for particular family and specific kids. Friends are found, choices made, routines are working.

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Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Over the years it made me face my worst fears and imperfections, to see and accept things as they are and to learn from that point. Some of this stuff is pretty personal and I write about it in friends-only LJ, but there are enough “tips of the iceberg” visible here as well.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. . It tailors your news feed using algorithms to only serve you a very small slice of your friends’ activity.

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