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Idzie Desmarais
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Grown unschooler, anarcha-feminist, devourer of books and petter of cats.
Grown unschooler, anarcha-feminist, devourer of books and petter of cats.

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20 Ways to Make Kids Hate Learning
This post originally appeared on my Patreon in March '17. Occasionally I'll share an older Patreon post on the main blog, but most of them remain accessible only to patrons . Join me there to see all of them! I talk a lot about ways that self-directed learn...
20 Ways to Make Kids Hate Learning
20 Ways to Make Kids Hate Learning
yes-i-can-write.blogspot.com
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Unschooling in the Positive: How to Live and Learn Without Schooling
There’s a complaint frequently voiced by a segment of life learners and self-directed education advocates, and it is that the term “unschooling” focuses too much on what isn’t happening instead of what is. That’s certainly the way that many mainstream news ...
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Homeschooling the Right Way: More of the World, Not Less
I follow multiple grown homeschoolers on Twitter. Most of them are unschoolers who, like myself, had positive experiences growing up without school. But a couple of the people I follow had a very different background, coming from the world of Evangelical Ch...
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Finding Balance in a Plugged-In World
This post was originally published on Patreon, a crowdfunding platform which allows people like you to make a big difference in my life by pledging $1 or more a month . In exchange, you receive perks like an extra post per month (among other things!). Most ...
Finding Balance in a Plugged-In World
Finding Balance in a Plugged-In World
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The History in Historicals: Learning Wherever Interest Takes You
I spend a lot of time talking about how ever present learning is, and how learning doesn’t have to look like schooling in order to be valuable. I also believe that fun and leisure are perfectly good pursuits all on their own, whether they lead to learning o...
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Feedback vs Criticism: the Importance of Learning with Consent
When it comes to self-directed learning, one of the biggest concerns brought up by those not practicing it is the perceived lack of teaching: people can’t learn things on their own , goes the common thought, they need to be measured and tested, they need th...
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What Makes Unschooling Successful? Advice From Grown Life Learners
I’m delighted to be sharing some words from fellow grown unschoolers today, something I’ve been wanting to do more of for a while now. For this post, I asked people to share either something they think their parents did especially well, or an aspect of thei...
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