The Hobby Hierarchy

"My kid doesn't have any hobbies or interests, all she likes to do is sit around playing video games/watching TV/doing nothing all day." I hear this kind of thing a lot. Especially prefaced by "We could never unschool because...". I also hear it coming from the kids themselves, "I could never unschool because I'd just … Continue reading The Hobby Hierarchy

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Consensual Education

Consensual education (CE) is a model of choice. It's not unschooling, although many unschoolers may also be consensual educators. When you believe in CE you believe that children can choose how they want to learn, and you won't pass judgement no matter what they decide. I have a scenario I'm envisioning. It involves a child who's … Continue reading Consensual Education