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Lainie Liberti

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Do you know a teen who would love to explore the enigmatic site of Machu Picchu, experience the exotic flavors of Peru or explore the traditions of an ancient people? Do you know a teen interested in sacred plants, connecting with the sacred Apus (mountains) and live in harmony with Pachamama (mother earth)? Do you know a teen who would like to explore archaeology first hand, question everything and explore a mystic tradition still a part of everyday life in the Andes?

Do you know a teen who seeks community and adventure? Please share with them this.

We invite you to join us this July for one of the most incredible learning communities on the planet: Project World School - Cusco & the Sacred Valley Teen Retreat.

Get your application in NOW- Space is extremely limited. 
https://youtu.be/5ZYCbSX9MzQ - http://projectworldschool.com/peru-the-sacred-valley/
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Ah, what a bummer, but keep us in mind for the future!! It's such an
amazing program and we are so excited to share it with a group of
incredible teens. Sending you the best!
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Dyslexia myself and I have no problems with reading and spelling it also effects writing skills and the proccesing of info can be a struggle.............this was mainly based on just reading and I won't to tell people its not all reading problems 
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Does school have to happen in a building? Or even in a home? Can there be school without textbooks, walls, and formally trained teachers?  Does education have to planned for you or can you plan it for yourself? What if the curriculum you followed was written just for you, influenced by your curiosities and interests?  What if you could "hack" your own education? Would you?
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Homeschooling friends: will you join us for a Homeschool Christmas Card Exchange?? Sign up and find out more details here -->> http://www.upsidedownhomeschooling.com/homeschool-christmas-card-exchange/
Join other homeschoolers around the country in this fun Christmas card exchange!
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Don't get me started :p
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Emotional Health and the Power of Choice, or Why Kids Should be Able to Avoid Things
I've mentioned previously in passing that I think one of the benefits of unschooling is in the space it gives people to learn to handle things at their own pace. But I don't think I've ever said more on the subject than that. So here's me saying more. I thi...
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Homeschoolers Have Social Lives, Too
In reality, though, home-schoolers are out in the world — attending specialized classes, taking field trips, going to proms and just hanging out with other kids. Many of the activities are organized through loosely knit groups of home-school parents who want to make sure their children get a well-rounded experience in addition to an education tailored specifically for them.

#homeschooling  
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Yeshe T

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Hi! Thanks for invite Majikfaerie. I was part of the old group and am happy to see you've found a new comfy home here. I'm Yeshe, I'm unschooling with Lily my daughter who is almost 11. We've had an interesting journey to unschooling but it fits us well. Happy to continue connecting with and learning from like minded peeps. 
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Heh. The chatter can be quite chattery
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New on the blog: "Looking to one’s peers for direction is an inauthentic way to live. And it is one that I think many who consider themselves to be unschoolers want their children to avoid. Instead, they hope to raise self-directed, free thinkers. But peer pressure is a huge part of modern living, and it is easy to get caught up in it. So, as parents, we should be vigilant about our own self-directedness...when we are confident in our own thinking and decisions, and can control our own behavior mindfully rather than relying on what others think, we will set a good example for our children."
When unschoolers don't try to control their kids' thinking, there is often no need to control their behavior, especially if we model independent thinking.
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A community for Natural Learning, Unschooling, and Alternative Homeschooling. The rebirth of the Liberated Learning Forums Join us and talk about all things Natural Parenting and Unschooling.

Alexandria Satkowski

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Does anyone have any fun summer-time scavanger hunts that young kids can do to help them learn about.... well, anything. Nature, math, anything. y kids love the outdoors and I am hoping to help our walks be more fun and more educational. Thank you!
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local edible/ medicinal herbs and wildflowers (you'd be amazed at the roadside weeds that have nutritive or healthful value)
the mathematical formulas found in the formation of leaves in plants (like Fibonacci spirals for example).
Build small bridges from found materials (load bearing structures, engineering, etc)
geocaching
orienteering/ map reading
learning latin names of plants
rock hunting
... oh it's endless! and everything leads to something else
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Lainie Liberti

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My son and I are producing 2  learning communities / retreats for homeschooling and unschooling teens this April / May. Travel to Ecuador and learn through full immersion, participation and service about the coast's  precious ecosystem,  marine biology & conservation:

Ecuador – Surfing & Marine Biology Learning Communities:
 
12 Days- $1499 All inclusive
http://projectworldschool.com/ecuador-surfing-marine-biology-12-day-teen-mini-learning-community/

25 Days -  $3200 All inclusive
http://projectworldschool.com/ecuador-surfing-marine-biology/

Get your applications in today, spaces are filling up!!
What: Ecuador: A Pacific Coast retreat focusing on marine biology with an emphasis on conservation, biodiversity & environmental sciences.  An action packed 12 Day adventure based of our full teen program.  Teen adventure retreat with a focus on marine biology and adventure. Special bonus, surfing, biking, and snorkeling in the beautiful Ecuadorian Pacific coast exploring a little…
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+The Luminous Mind I would love it!! Thanks for the invite will reply via your form. 
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Kerry Jones

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A chance to win an Unschooling/Peaceful Parenting coaching session with Dayna Martin at Secular Home School
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Yeah, I avoid the Martin's at all cost. Not a good scene. 
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Last year Raven used the KidCoder Game Programming course. Now +Homeschool Programming, Inc.  has KidCoder Website Programming! Learning HTML and CSS while creating a website from scratch is right up here sleeve. And she is learning tricks that she can immediately apply to her blog. http://thesetemporarytents.com/2013/12/07/homeschool-programming-review-kidcoder-beginning-web-design/

#homeschool   #programming   #website  
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Hello all, I have a few questions I'm hoping ya'll can help me with.

Right now my daughter is going to a public virtual school, but ISTEP starts next semester and just..no.  No.  So we're going to be making the fully homeschooled/unschooling jump probably in December.  I'm looking up the legalities and technicalities and whatnot.  Thankfully I live in a state (Indiana) that has very lax laws concerning homeschooling, but I'm reading that they still want you to log attendance and keep a transcript.  How does that work with unschooling?  Proving they're doing grade appropriate things.  I'm probably overthinking it, but I tend to worry about things.  Any suggestions/help/answers are very much appreciated <3
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Here in South Carolina we belong to an accountability group that is unschool friendly. So at the end of the school year I click a button on a website that says our kids attended school a full year (I think it's around 180 days). We are also require to keep a portfolio. No one ever checks though. Still what I'm going to do is create a blog or page of some kind where I can post what we did a particular day, just in case.
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Ruth Cox

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Bonjour, I'm Ruth - mum to Marlo (18 months) I was a member of the old group. I'm currently travelling round Europe in our van with my husband Steve, Marlo and my little dog. We are trying to find some land to begin growing our roots. When I joined LL I was just starting to dream of buying some land and creating a foresty unschool learning space...its a massive journey but it feels within reach now and getting closer every day ! I am not online much but will need to pick your brains as things develop
Lots of love
Ruthy xx
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I'll try to look out up. I think it's been three years 
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Have just been on an epic drive across half of Australia - such a wild ride. We're totally going to start planning homeschooling road trips!
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Can you post links +Tiffany Ridler ?
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Parenting  - 
 
Don't be misled by the title, this is a great article about the unfair judgement parents get from all sides when out in public with children.
 
Dear parents, you need to control your kids. Sincerely, non-parents
"A lot of people would buckle under the pressure of having sonny going psycho in aisle 7, while, seemingly, the whole world stops to gawk and scrutinize, but this lady stayed cool and composed. It was an inspiring performance, and it’s too bad you missed the point because your feeble mind can only calculate the equation this way: misbehaving child = BAD PARENT."

This is an amazing article. It's all too easy to look at a screaming child and go, wow, why doesn't the parent do something, how awful are they? Why, if I were a parent, my children would always be perfectly well behaved! And if they ever misbehaved in public, why, I would do something to stop that right away! It's so easy! Why can't other parents be as good as I am?

I think we've all been there, though. Myself included. I don't like kids most of the time. They whine, they scream, they're general nuisances. But this doesn't necessarily mean anything about the parent. A parent's child is just one thing on their mind, so forgive them for not going out of their way to muzzle their child just for your benefit.
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Well don't make the mistake of reading the contents on the original post!
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