A Real World Resource that Rocks: Your Library

If you’ve been here before you already know that I love libraries! Libraries were a favorite resource for me long before starting down the homeschooling/unschooling/uncollege path. Libraries have been a mainstay of knowledge, information, friendships, free and low cost books and other learning materials, and access to the internet. They provide low cost options for … Read more

I Love Museum Learning Resources

Museums are one of my favorite resources for learning.   Museum Learning Resources extend your learning beyond the initial visit and inspire creativity, learning, and silliness! I love museums No matter where I see um Tiny modern village or giant ancient city A wealth of learning and opportunity Tours or classes or wandering alone Indoors or … Read more

10 Questions to Practice Reflection: Key to Success in Learning and Life

Do you practice reflection? Reflection is looking clearly and honestly at oneself to take responsibility for your actions, words, thoughts deeds, or undeeds. Reflection is a critical component of learning and personal growth for parents, teachers, leaders and self-directed learners. It helps you learn and practice metacognitive skills. Reflection requires you to pay attention, to … Read more

15 Ways to Kickstart Your Curiosity

Are you new to the idea of self-directed learning? Or do you just want a nudge to get your own  ideas going? Here’s a list of free and easy ways to kickstart your curiosity. Ready, set, go! Library! Browse the shelves, areas, displays, nooks and crannies. Check the internet policy. Explore all the resources, activities, … Read more

How do you keep going?

How do you keep yourself going when in the midst of a complex, long-term project? Sustain motivation?

What if it is taking so much longer than you thought it would?

How do you keep going when the going gets tough?

What if you have to keep learning new skills every step of the way, and life slows you down?

Carrie and I are right there with you!  It happens to all of us. Our motivation and energy can be hard to sustain over the long haul.

Sometimes you need to stop and take a breath, and celebrate your progress instead of bemoaning how much more there is to do.

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