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jesgallagher



Joined: 15 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: Bristol, CT Reply with quote

Hi there!

I'm Jesse and I've been homeschooling my daughter (10) and my son (7) since they were born.

I've been coordinating a regional support group in Central Connecticut for the past several years.

My family unschools.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Peace,

Jesse
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BigDaddy
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Joined: 25 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jesse. Welcome to the forum. I've seen the term "unschool" around on the web. Can you give a quick example difference between unschool and homeschool?

Mark
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jesgallagher



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: Unschooling Reply with quote

Howdy Mark,

Sorry to be so long in getting back to you.

Unschooling means many different things to many different people.

For my money, unschooling is simply a flavor of homeschooling that emphasizes child-directed learning.

As a father, I try my best to recognize that my children have different interests and different learning styles and "timelines" from each other and from everyone else as well.

Successfully unschooling means letting them pursue the ideas and questions that really move them instead of presenting them with a curriculum and a schedule that have been developed without the benefit of their input.

A great deal of what we do might be mistaken for play, and, in fact, is play of one kind or another.

But we find in play the inspiration for all manner of learning!

Hope that helps for a brief description!

Peace,

Jesse
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