A flexible, child-led, homeschooling day in the life - featured on Fearless Homeschool.
Sara is an Aussie mum to two kids. She blogs at Savage Learning, and you can also find her on Facebook. This post details some of the many interesting things they do on typical days, plus their experiences with outside activities. Each January I take some time out to sit down and do some thinking and planning for the year ahead; I always check with the kids whether there’s any new activity they’d like to try, or what they did enjoy or not so much from the previous year. When we started homeschooling 3 years ago, we had a look…
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Deschooling your Family - what it is, why you should do it, and how to start. From Fearless Homeschool.
Deschooling can be defined as removing the influence of the formal education system from your way of thinking. Many children who have been in school will need time to adjust to their new lifestyle, and learn this new way of education. On a wider scale, nearly everyone in society has what could be termed a ‘school mindset’. As most of us went through school, and its training is pervasive, deschooling yourself is an important part of the process. Find deschooling help here.
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Eclectic homeschooling - The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Styles from Fearless Homeschool
Welcome to the ninth, and final, post in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Styles series! Click here to view the rest of the series. Eclectic homeschooling is the style that isn’t a style! Basically, it’s a catch-all style for people that develop their own way of homeschooling that doesn’t really fit into any other style. When you have educational freedom, then fitting yourself into any educational philosophy, even an alternative one, can be constricting. Think of homeschooling like a buffet restaurant. Each style is a specific diet. Maybe classical is vegetarian, so you’ll skip the meat. Unit study devotees are…
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Project-Based Homeschooling - The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Styles from Fearless Homeschool.
Welcome to the eighth post in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Styles series! Click here to view the rest of the series.   Project-based homeschooling is based on the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. The philosophy developed in the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War 2, with the work of Loris Malaguzzi, a psychologist. Still popular in schools, it is usually limited to preschool and primary school ages. It is less a method than an approach or philosophy. There’s no prescribed curriculum, or materials, or developmental expectations. You can’t train specifically to be a Reggio teacher, and anyone…
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Click here to download your free ebook containing the 2016 collection of Homechool Day in the Life posts from Fearless Homeschool!
  It's nearly Christmas, so how about a present for everyone? People have been incredibly generous in recording their homeschooling days for me, and allowing me to publish them. I’ve collected all of the 2016 submissions and put them together into an ebook. And it's yours for free. Merry Christmas!   Thanks for being part of Fearless Homeschool. I'll see you in 2017 with more day in the life articles, free courses and general homeschooling goodness! Save Save
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Inspiring homeschooling quotes from John Holt, featured on Fearless Homeschool.
John Holt taught in schools for six years, and was an advocate for school reform. When it became apparent that reform would not happen he turned his efforts to promoting home education. He wrote prolifically, including ten books, many articles, and America's first home education newsletter. Even though much of his work was published in the 1970s-1980s it remains relevant today, and his books are still a source of inspiration for many homeschooling parents. See some of his inspiring quotes here.
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