Book Review: Slow Homeschooling by Milva MacDonald

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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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?”           

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Focus and Questions for 2017:What is Your One Thing?

Resolutions, and goals, and habits, oh my! The new year is a fresh slate, which like a blank piece of paper, can be overwhelming or inspiring, or both. Are you grateful for having choices but confused about which choices to make?   Me, too. Over the holidays I read a book called The ONE Thing: The … Read more Focus and Questions for 2017:What is Your One Thing?

Review of GoFindIt, an Instant Natural Treasure Hunt Game

 

I love nature and encouraging people of all ages to go outside. Nature is an incredible resource for learning, health, and connection.

I’ve written about how important I think connecting to nature for parenting and learning in several previous posts:

http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/09/nature-is-a-learning-resource/

http://www.lisanalbone.com/2014/04/dont-forget-to-go-outside/

http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/08/review-how-to-raise-a-wild-child-by-scott-d-sampson/

Nature is one of the ten happiness helpers to use in creating your happiness action plan http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/08/what-helps-us-be-happy/

Because of these posts, I learned about a nonprofit organization in the UK, Sensory Trust. Org, that has great programs and resources for creating accessible and engaging outdoor experiences.  

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Nurturing Unlabeled Seeds, Allowing Kids to Bloom

Try to see your child as a seed that came in a packet without a label. Your job is to provide the right environment and nutrients and to pull the weeds. You can’t decide what kind of flower you’ll get or in which season it will bloom. I love this quote shared by a mom … Read more Nurturing Unlabeled Seeds, Allowing Kids to Bloom