I've done a lot of reading on unschooling and I've experimented with it in the afternoons with my kids over the years. But I was forced to take a fresh look at unschooling when I read the book, Homeschool Gone Wild. I invited the author, Karla Marie Williams, to be a guest on the podcast and I posed some challenging questions to her. Whether you're all about unschooling or think it's not for you, I know you'll enjoy my interview with this fascinating homeschool mama.
But first, I'd love to invite you to join our Homeschool Sanity Facebook group. I am enjoying your answers to the daily discussion questions. I am happy to give my answers to your burning questions along with allowing the rest of the group to respond, and I consider it a privilege to pray for your requests.
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Homeschool Gone Wild: A Fresh Look at Unschooling
Karla Marie Williams is a speaker, writer, and global child advocate. As the founder of iSpeak4KidsGlobal, her work has touched multple countries and cultures. She is a homeschool conference speaker and a mentor to parents through social media – Unschooling the Senational Six. Karla is a wife of 21 years and a mom of si inspired learners. She and her family reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Karla responded brilliantly to several criticisms of unschooling, including that it's:
- not parenting
- not for college-bound students
- allowing kids to play video games all day
- for do-nothing homeschoolers
You may be interested in my episode on alternatives to video games here.
Find the episode on interest-led learning here.
Have a happy homeschool week!