What are you learning today?
Updated: May 18, 2021
We know that children learn far more powerfully from what they experience, than from what they are told. Being conscious, therefore, about how we are conducting our own learning is important when we Unschool. We are acting as powerful models for our children, whether they (or even we) are consciously aware of it or not. We want to be creating an environment our children see learning happening all the time. Where they can see us following our interests and passions and challenging ourselves to acquire new skills.
When I left University, after obtaining my Masters degree, I was adamant that I was never going to learn anything ever again. I was totally done. It took some 20 years, and an exposure to Unschooling, to regain my desire and curiosity to learn, and drive my own learning. Today I love learning new things that interest me or that I need to follow my dreams. Whether that be learning to build a website, learning about EFT, learning about Buddhism, learning about permaculture or learning about growing our own fruit and vegetables in our new raised bed. My children see me learning via books, courses, experimenting, Googling information, and they see me pushing myself out of my comfort zone and gaining new skills.
Self directed education is predicated on the innate drive of children to participate in the world that is modelled around them. So, ask yourself? What are you modelling for your children? What are you learning today?