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What are they learning from, for instance, baking?


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It’s an unschooler classic to say that kids learn things like maths from baking. And like so many things I eventually came round to (eg bedsharing!), I couldn’t wrap my head around that as surely what you could learn is limited? Au contraire! When...

Revillaging episode 8: Trust Yourself – Essie Richards on unschooling


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“For me, certainly, [unschooling is] about leaning in as far into authenticity as is possible with as big a compassionate heart as is also possible.” – Essie Richards In this episode Essie Richards talks with Adele Jarrett-Kerr...

How unschooling helped me find more of myself this year


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At the beginning of the pandemic, like many other home educators, I was asked to write to offer advice to everyone who now found themselves “homeschooling”. I turned down most requests partly because I felt overwhelmed at the time but also because I...

Stepping into another year without school as an unschooling parent


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We have never particularly followed the school terms, having home educated from the start, and yet, something about September always whispers “fresh start” to me. Even though there’s clearly something schooled about the timing of...

Home educators, anti-racism work is for you too


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Many of the recent conversations in home educator spaces around anti-racism have been both encouraging and depressing. Perhaps they unveil how white the homeschooling landscape is. I use “homeschooling” to mean education outside of...

From semi-structured homeschooling to unschooling


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Following my post on unschooling for decolonisation, I’m going to unpack what shifting from semi-structured home education to unschooling has meant for our family. On the surface, some people might have considered what we’ve done from...

Adele trelisses tomatoes on the farm

Unschooling for decolonisation


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Colonisation works to bring us all into line. It insists that there is one knowledge stream, one way of doing things, one value system for understanding success. It enforces this agenda to the detriment of all ancestral knowledge, all other ways of...


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