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What’s the Secret to Supporting Self-Directed Learners?

If you’re a parent who wasn’t homeschooled, you probably find yourself wondering,

“How can I help my child be a self-directed learner when that’s not how I learned?”   

Maybe you’re a parent who doesn’t want to homeschool, but you want to support your child’s learning and encourage them to enjoy lifelong learning.

Here’s what I’ve learned from the classroom to unschooling:

The secret to supporting self-directed learners is feeding their curiosity while giving them autonomy to meet their goals, connect, and create.

Ultimately, what they most need to know is how to effectively approach learning.

 Hop over to the the Outschool Blog to read my post about the foundational skills for self-directed learners and examples of how to integrate what we need to know with interest based learning.

Then come on back and have a conversation:

  • What is your experience with supporting self-directed learners?
  • What kind of self-directed learning projects have you done?
  • Where do you wish for more support?

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