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The painful process of passion-finding – stories of struggling teens.
Finding one’s passion can be a long and painful process, because it doesn’t just fall on your lap and be embraced in delightful ecstasy. You need to try and search and fail and get up and try again and fail … Continue reading
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Homeschooling Not Holistic?
A response to “Homeschooling may not be holistic after all.” The Rakyat Post put up 2 articles: Homeschooling: A Good Alternative and Homeschooling: May not be Holistic After All. Here’s our response to the second article – Homeschooling: may not … Continue reading
Learning is what you make of it
February had whizzed past and we are in mid March already! We started swimming sessions with coaching by Amrita and Samanta, who were in competitive swimming in their younger days. It is so good to see them working with the … Continue reading
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Unschooling – Is it For You?
Unschooling 101 The term “unschooling” was coined in the 1970s and used by educator John Holt, widely regarded as the “father” of unschooling. Unschooling is an educational method and philosophy that rejects compulsory school as a primary means for learning. … Continue reading
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Adding Meaning to CNY celebrations
The Chinese New Year greeting, Gongxi Facai (“Wishing You lots of Wealth!) is so overtly money-centered, as with a lot of aspects of the celebration that I prefer to teach our kids to say “Xin nien kuai le” (New … Continue reading
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Learning Without Schooling: 3rd Week of January 2014
It’s been another hectic week loaded with activities! Not that we intentionally want to fill up our days, but somehow things just fill themselves in! So here is another recap of what transpired this week: Ice- skating party! Tuesday, 21st … Continue reading
Train rides to KL
Last week, on two consecutive days, I took some kids on a train ride from Subang to KL and back. The first was with 4 kids aged 6-9 and we were going to the Dewan Kraft in Jalan Raja Chulan. … Continue reading
Amrita’s FIRST professional song
Dear Friends, Happy New Year to you and your family! I am happy to announce that Amrita’s first professionally recorded song will be released on February 25th, 2014! Her song entitled “Goodbye” was written exclusively for Rock for Ronan – … Continue reading
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Reclaim, Rejoice, Resolve for 2014!
It’s been another good year for us, and we are grateful for the another year of making new friends and strengthening existing ones, and doing various fun activities together as an unschooling community! This year was truly a year of … Continue reading
Homeschooling Not Holistic? Views from Homeschooling Parents
Parents responds to “Homeschooling may not be holistic after all.” Responses by Haslinda Haslim and Joshua Kam to: Homeschooling: May not be Holistic After All Respond by Haslinda Halim First and foremost, to be fair to homeschoolers, people with … Continue reading →