Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning

Most times you can’t see into the future.

You don’t aways know which choices you make and actions you take will “pay off.”

In my experience, there are a few that are absolutely sure bets, no regrets choices.

And they are volunteering with friends, neighbors, and other community members to create spaces to welcome everyone in the community to come together to play, to learn, to celebrate, and to work on accomplishing goals that serve needs greater than your own.

To do hard things together for the greater good, things that lasts beyond your use date. 

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Seasons of a Self-directed Learning Journey

Ukulele and music for Turn turn turn. LisaNalbone.com

 

To everything (turn, turn, turn)

There is a season (turn, turn, turn)

And a time to every purpose, under heaven….

 

This photo from 4 years ago turned up in my Facebook timeline this morning.

 

Learning to play ukulele, playing and singing with other people, has been a challenging and rewarding self-directed learning project for me. And there have been seasons – when I first started I was excitedly practicing every day and meeting with my mostly homeschool mom friends weekly with our matching blue dolphin ukes. We went to Uke Festivals and workshops. I was so excited I wrote a song and created a photo series I call Dr. Uke says…to show what songs I was working on and how I was feeling.

The group was evolved.

I started working on other projects and  my mom’s illness progressed.

The season and my learning journey shifted.   

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Book Review: Slow Homeschooling by Milva MacDonald

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072ZBQZPX

 

 

Slow Homeschooling:Essays About Mindful Homeschooling

This is a small but mighty book.  Just 64 pages, it contains a powerful collection of 23 essays that touch upon a range of issues that parents grapple with as they explore the decision about homeschooling, and more issues that arise once they start on their homeschooling journey.

Take a look at the table of contents:   

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Book Review:UnSchoolers by Sophia Sayigh and Milva MacDonald

Did you ever wonder, what do unschoolers really do all day?

Now there’s a novel to give you a glimpse into the complex and wonderful world of unschooling.

I was excited when on of the authors of UnSchoolers reached out to me and asked if I would consider reviewing UnSchoolers.

The first thing I wanted to know was, who are the authors?

Two moms who unschooled their kids.  

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