Explicit instruction is based on a learning theory that suggests we remember what we think about most. from shutterstock.com Explicit instruction is a term that summarises a type of teaching in which lessons are designed and delivered to novices to help them develop readily-available background knowledge on a particular topic. Explicit […]

Trustful parenting is thrown off course, in various ways, when fear prevails. By Peter Gray Ph.D.  Freedom to Learn I have long been advocating, on this blog and elsewhere, for what I refer to as trustful parenting.  Trustful parents allow their children as much freedom as reasonably possible to make their own decisions.  They trust their […]

You can help your children investigate any online hoax. Shutterstock/junpinzon It’s a parent’s responsibility to protect their children from harm, no matter where that threat of harm comes from. But what if the threat is a hoax? We’ve seen recently a rollercoaster of panic from parents trying to protect their […]

MAX BUENVIAJE-BOYD THE KIDS ARE not messing around. Across the planet today, in 100 countries and every state in the US, thousands upon thousands of children skipped school and took to the streets with a message for the adults: Save the world you broke. The walkout was one of the biggest protests against […]

Those seeking natural living and learning environments for children, especially children, in need, could get together to discuss possible solutions to an issue many have likely observed. The, not intended, abuse of children by agencies that were created to help children in need. I am referring specifically to governmental social […]

By Idzie Desmarais Every now and then, someone talks about what type of people unschooling “produces.” They want to know about the products at the end of the line. I flinch, a little, when I see that. I know the phrasing isn’t intentionally bad. Usually, people are genuinely curious and not […]