Unschooling

I aim to give my kids a wonderful education.

I don’t mean that in the way you might expect.

I’m not talking about small class sizes, well-supported teachers, or time for art, music, and nature. These things really are wonderful, butĀ I’m talking about somethingĀ else. I’m talking about an education that inspires wonder.

I want my kids to grow up to be insatiably curious, to question everything, and to be amazed at the world around them.

To do this, we mix unschooling with project-based homeschooling, add a dash of nature, and toss in some extra reading for good measure.

The end result? I have no idea. My oldest is four.

But when you’re in awe of the world, you don’t take it for granted. When you ask powerful questions, you can change the status quo. I’m hoping to raise kids who will do just that.

As for now, they’re really good at jumping on the couch in their underwear.

Want to learn more about unschooling?

I wrote about our daily routine here: We’re those long-haired, barefoot unschoolers you’ve heard about.

This is the post I wrote about project-based homeschooling: We did project-based homeschooling and talked about the Coast Guard for 10 months straight.