She also includes a multitude of 'unschooling' and homeschool resources for parents as well. This book is definitely a must in every homeschool family's bookshelf--whether you opt to 'unschool' or homeschool, the information McGrath offers is extremely valuable--a wonderful book!
This book has many practical resources listed for use by unschoolers, or homeschoolers in general. It gives a clear picture of the homeschooling method of unschooling and is in fact one of the better books I have read on the subject. Like the author, I prefer to use terms such as "natural learning" rather than unschooling. The definition of unschooling has become increasingly unclear, especially as radical unschoolers have developed a dictatorial dogma that the movement insists unschoolers must follow.
Much of it flies in the face of common sense and promotes an extremism that leads to unparenting, neglect, and harm to children. McGrath's book is not extreme. She seems to have a balanced approached to the unschooling lifestyle.
Unschooling: A Lifestyle of Learning by Sara McGrath
However, I was turned off by the anti-teaching mentally, which is why I did not give it 5 stars. All in all, it is a very solid guide to unschooling. This easy to read book is surprisingly full of ideas and resources for the new unschooler. The evident kindness and thoughtfulness with which this small book is written makes it a pleasure to read. This book will make the rounds of my unschooling and homeschooling community, and i think i'll give it to grandparents and others who may want to understand more about what this unschooling idea is.
Frankly this is one of the most helpful books i've read on the topic, and more than worth the price.
Sara McGrath lays out a short easy to read introduction to homeschooling as well as unschooling. There are tons of resources listed in it to get your children started in a more respectful way of learning. One that doesn't promote low esteem or constantly felt like they're under a microscope. There are many delightful examples of how unschooling works. Let's face it, compulsory schooling fails because it's a directly inproportional to self-motivated learning. Great book full of amazing resources!!! So glad that I read it, truly eye opening. I had never considered unschooling, so glad I read this book!
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Unschooling : A Lifestyle of Learning by Sara McGrath (2010, Paperback)
It is a great read and has given me and my husband wonderful insight on unschooling our son. I was looking for some information on unschooling and this book was perfect. It not only explained it in a good manner it then demonstrated it. See all 17 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 year ago. Published on April 1, Published on February 17, Published on May 16, Published on April 18, Published on February 10, Published on October 14, What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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The younger one found them in a cupboard and pulled them out to play. My youngest goes to bed in the Many nights I wish I could be doing something else, tidying up, catching up on work, etc. My oldest daughter has lights out between 10pm and 11pm. Letting the children take the lead has been an adventure!
There is so much they want to know and they enjoy participating in fun, hands on learning opportunities that pop up through our homeschool board or the local homeschool community at large! I have an eleven and seven-year-old and our day looks VERY similar! We love the gentle rhythm and structure having a lot of freedom allows.
Learning through Unschooling: A Day in the Life
Many would think the opposite, but kids learn a lot when they have a lot of time to play and explore. A day of exploring in Mill Creek Ravine. They had fun feeding the cows during a recent visit to a farm. Painting, patterns and shapes. Fresh air before bedtime. Annette a net in time on April 16, at