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Constructing Knowledge With Children

Academic Club Method
Instead of lectures and textbooks, this format enables a child to become an active part of whatever topic is being studied. Children make, do, act, chant, build and live the material that they could not learn by reading.

Creative Activities
I would like to teach my children through creation, not books only. I want to make with them usable items, not crafts. Do you have any suggestions?

Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice

Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice
by Kevin K. Kumashiro
Third EditionThe phrase “teaching for social justice” is often used, but not always explained. What does it look like to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, leading author and educator Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas.
Kindle Edition
Canadian editions

Constructing Knowledge in the Classroom
The constructivist teacher sets up problems and monitors student exploration, guides the direction of student inquiry and promotes new patterns of thinking. Classes can take unexpected turns as students are given the autonomy to direct their own explorations.

Constructing Knowledge through Inquiry
As the caterpillars grow and change,  engage the children in questions, activities, and conversations. Listen to their words and evaluate their drawings in order to determine their understandings. Their curiosity will be there. It  is up to us, as teachers and parents, to generate it even further!

Contextual Learning: Homeschooling Through Fashion
This year in my role as a homeschool evaluator, I met a number of tweens and teens who are interested in fashion. As we went through their portfolio of work and talked about their year, I was fascinated with the ways they had woven their interest in fashion with their academic studies. By Jeanne Faulconer.

The New Theory of Learning
Work backwards. Start with the problem and go wherever it takes you. By Thomas L. Magliozzi.

Self-Learning
Why would you even want your child to become a self-learner? A GIFT you give to your children. It is the gift that keeps on giving and even gives back to you! By Joanne Calderwood.

More about Unschooling

Christian Unschooling
Constructing Knowledge With Children
How to Report Unschooling to School Officials
How To Unschool Legally
Natural Learning Method At Home
Pros And Cons of the Unschooling Homeschool Method
Resources For Unschooling
Success of Unschooling vs. School-At-Home
Unschooling All Summer
Unschooling Beginning Guide
Unschooling Defined
Unschooling Mail Lists, Social Networks, etc.

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