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The Power of Play & Community in Learning
It all began with a question – Can we start something small and intimate, loving and inclusive, happy and positive for our children to learn and to grow and to have friends to play with, that does not get put … Continue reading
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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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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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
From hobby to money!
Well, it has been more than a week since Sam discovered the art of making marshmallows from YouTube. After causing a sugar explosion in my kitchen and getting an earful from me, Sam has changed her ways. Now, she has … Continue reading
101 Creativity Tips for Educators
Very useful information for educators, at home or elsewhere. Creativity isn’t always something that just happens. It can take quite a bit of work to nurture, grow, and develop creativity, even for those who are immersed in creative and dynamic … Continue reading
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Dyslexia is a gift, not a curse!
Dyslexia is a gift, not a curse! If you still haven’t heard of dyslexia, you must be living in Mars! Because more and more children are diagnosed with this condition in the 21st century! What is dyslexia? It is a … Continue reading
A – Z of Homeschooling: O is for Ordinary, Out-of-the-Box and Original
In a seminar we were invited to conduct in Bukit Mertajam several months ago, our host introduced us thus, (in Mandarin) to the packed hall of about a hundred people: “This couple and their family are ordinary people like you … Continue reading
Ticket to Nashville
Ever since Amrita discovered Miley Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift’s (eventually a host other musicians) music at age 12, she was hooked on country music. She started learning the guitar (daddy taught her the only 3 chords that he knew – the … Continue reading