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Changing Our Minds: How children can take control of their own learning

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Learn, and many others who told me about what self-directed education looks like in their amazing families. Tipping Points is delighted to publish the following excerpt from long time contributor Naomi Fisher.It has reached more people than I ever imagined when I was tapping away at the keyboard late at night or wrestling with the ideas in the swimming pool.

For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin. You don't need to know anything about teaching to read and benefit from this book, but if you do it will make new connections between all the things you already knew. My latest book, A Different Way to Learn is a deep dive into self-directed education and neurodiversity. I had articles published in The Green Parent, Juno, SEN Magazine, the Margate Mercury, The Local, The Psychologist and probably more that I have forgotten. I can't wait to share it with our network of families and educators who are thinking differently about education.We stop them from playing and actively exploring their interests, telling them it’s more important to sit still and listen. Her work has featured in The Psychologist, The Green Parent, Juno, SEN Magazine and she has appeared on many podcasts including Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. I so appreciate the work she put into compiling the information so that it’s not just opinion but full of information that’s so helpful in understanding unschooling. We met to discuss it in Feb 2020, in a time when there were rumours about lockdown in Italy and a strange virus.

I approached the publisher of every book which I thought would be bought by the same people as my book. If Dave didn’t think I was working fast enough, he would come and turn up the machine: thunk-thunk-thunk-thunk-thunk-squirt. Some of them refuse to put clothes on at all or strip their clothes off the moment they arrive home from anywhere. An essential book for anyone with children who reject the confines of the school system, which will leave you exhilarated about the possibilities before you ― Heidi Steel, former teacher turned unschooling parent, mentor and coach for unschooling families, www. Since we’ve been moving towards a more “unschooling” approach my son’s “behavioral issues” have improved significantly, the whole house is happier and more relaxed, and his natural inquisitiveness has blossomed.I read every book about education and parenting I could lay my hands on to see how they structured their ideas.

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