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The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine 2nd Edition – OUT NOW! - Beautiful Ballet Dance Magazine – Interviews, Podcasts, Reviews – The Wonderful World of Dance

We’re so excited to launch the 2nd edition of our Magazine! We are honoured to have the incredible <b>Prima Ballerina, Lauren Cuthbertson</b> on our second …

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

Summer Slide? There's No Such Thing

What if the children who allegedly experience summer learning loss never really learned at all? asks Kerry McDonald.

10 habits to shape a kind, well-adjusted child

Parenting is a very complex task. If we're not careful, we will become too focused on one aspect and let the others fall by the wayside. Many times, …

A Paradigm Shift Brings Freedom and Empowerment | Alliance for Self-Directed Education

<b>Heesun Koh Hall</b> is an advocate for self directed learning and passion-driven education<p>March 16th, 2017<p>Both my husband and I “grew up” in the world of …

The Door Stopper

My son was 2 years old and loved those door stoppers that went twang. You know those coiled thingys with the white rubber cap. They drove me crazy! I …

Arm Wrestling with AI | Alliance for Self-Directed Education

<b>Je’anna L Clements</b> is a children’s rights veteran, author, and unschooling mom. Her writing includes the e-book, <i>Help! My Kid Hates School</i>, and the …

Unschooling: Personalized, Self-Determined Education | Alliance for Self-Directed Education

<b>Judy Arnall</b> is a Certified Family Life Educator, the president of Unschooling Canada Association, and she unschooled her five children. Read about …

I'm 19 Years Old, I've Never Been To School

I live in a small village in the Vosges Mountains in northeastern France with my four brothers and sisters. My father works in industrial maintenance …

Siblings

15 magical life lessons we learned from 'Harry Potter'

It's a big day in the Wizarding World, so ... <i>accio</i> party hat! Wednesday marks 15 years since the first "Harry Potter" film opened in theaters.<p>Yes, it's hard to believe the big-screen adventure started so long ago, but it's true. On Nov. 16, 2001, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" first …

Books

Boy makes hundreds of stuffed animals for sick kids around the world

While other children play soccer or video games, Campbell “Bumble” Remess hunches over a sewing machine, crafting stuffed animals.<p>"I just like coming home and sewing," said Remess in a video by Feed SBS about his toy making, which has been viewed 29 million times on Facebook.<p>Even when mom Sonya …

Kids

Rise of the home ‘unschoolers’ – where children learn only what they want to

Advocates say it creates delight in learning. But amid calls for more monitoring of home schooling, how do authorities work out if they’re getting an education?<p>It’s Tuesday morning in Coventry and three children are making clay seal pups on the dining table at home. Zephan is four, so his looks a …

Education

Alliance for Self-Directed Education | Home Page

The Alliance for<p>Self-Directed Education<p>Imagine what would happen if, instead of sending children to conventional schools where their natural ways of …

See Rosie the Riveter at 95: Woman Who Inspired WWII Poster Was Lost to History for 7 Decades

When Naomi Parker-Fraley first saw the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster, she recalls, “I did think it looked like me, but nobody ever mentioned …

This Is Not An Essay

<i>A fair amount of the writing that high school students do is framed as “preparing them for college”: reviews, essays, research papers. But college</i> …

Unschooling education: How building a house changed Daylesford teen Zephyr

"We wanted to attend to his declining self-esteem."<p>So they took all his screens away for six weeks and put some tools in his hands.<p>His new role was …

Are we obsessed with children’s interests? No, we’re not.

Here’s an article I ran across this week:Are we obsessed with children’s interests?Reading that title I preemptively started rocking back and forth …

I teach at a university and I unschool my kids

I’ve been in school almost my entire life. I started preschool shortly before turning 3. I started elementary school at age 6. I followed the …

In praise of Dewey

He knew how to protect democracy – not by rote and rules but by growing independent-minded kids. Let us not forget it<i>By Nicholas Tampio</i>Read at Aeon

Unschooling: My Roadmap To Homeschooling

The year was 2004, I had been teaching in the public school system for several years, telling myself that I wanted to gain some experience before …

7 Little Ways to Make Life Simpler

<i>Anyone can make today more complicated than it has to be, and most people will. It takes a touch of wisdom to do the opposite.</i>Our days fill up so …

Schooling is Not the Same as Education

Ivan Illich explored how schooling is not the same as education in his book <i>Deschooling Society</i> in 1971; other writers, such as Paul Goodman in the …

Happy heroes

Courage, real or imagined, can make a person bigger—larger of soul and of confidence. "Big hearted," it once meant.<br>When a parent has the heart, and …

Memoir: School failed my son, so I let him learn from video games

When my 10-year-old was having trouble in class, I tried everything to help him. Then I discovered unschooling

A Few Things I’ve Learned About Learning

On the streets of New York City.<p>My wife, Leslie, and I run the Uni Project, a nonprofit that we created to bring learning opportunities to the …

Film Festivals

J.K. Rowling Reveals Name and Location of American Wizarding School

It might be time to give up on waiting for that letter from Hogwarts and start blaming your lack of magical skills on Ilvermorny.<p>That’s right, …

Unschooling Dads » Everything

<b>Unschooling Dads: Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education</b><br>Edited by Skyler J. Collins. Foreword by Sandra Dodd.<br>5″ x 8″, …

DIY Clay Air Plant Holders

In an effort to reclaim my maker mojo I am trying to simply create on a whim (i.e. not "researching" on Pinterest for hours or thinking "that would …

Dog finishes 7th in half-marathon during her pee break

When you gotta go, you first gotta run a 13.1 mile race, stop to sniff a dead rabbit, finish in 1:32.56, be given a medal and <i>then</i> you go.<p>Ludivine, a …