Jen Mendez wrote: Much of the time, a curriculum is put together for kids, but not for your kid.
John Polk wrote:
For example, with a common hand pump, you know that each time you pump the handle, a shaft goes down and then up, and each time it comes up, the leather washer pushes a quart of water into the bucket. If you pump it a bunch of times, and no water comes out, the rote based student will quickly decide that the pump is broken: that's the answer - end of story. The solution based student will think "Hmm, the shaft is going up & down. There must be something wrong with the leather washer, (or we're out of water)." He will then want to open up the pump to inspect the washer. To him, the end of the story doesn't come until the pump is fixed, and the bucket is full of water.
Dawn Hoff wrote: I don't think we need a curriculum, but any inspiration is very very welcome.
Dawn Hoff wrote:I think it sounds great (can't see how it's different from unschooling though?)
To me the best "curriculum", is living my values - being the change I want to see in the world. The choice - to stay at home with my kids - is limiting growth and consumption (by us having less money) and people care all in one The kids live a life close to nature, in a family that will (eventually) live off the fat (comming - hopefully) of the land. Respecting it, honoring it, that is what they will grow up with - that is what they learn. I don't think we need a curriculum, but any inspiration is very very welcome.
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