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What happens when kids don't do homework?
by mem82
May 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Here's an article about a school from the 70's or so that was like unschooling except at school. Interesting perspectives from the now adult children.

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  • chotovec82
    May 6, 2013 at 7:19 PM
    Doesn't surprise me. Those kids still well without the structure of a "school" environment. I do not grade and I do not test. We do have scheduled school time but it's 2 hours out of the day. I watch my kids do their work and we go over it together once they have finished it. If they miss some of their questions; I reteach it while we are going over it. Most of the day they are allowed to play and learn through those experiences. We aren't even very scheduled. I let them play all day and take two hours out of the evening to do work in. It's working for us and seems less stressful for all of us.
  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    May 6, 2013 at 7:21 PM
    Bumping for reading later
  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    May 6, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    There are schools still to this day that are like that, I would have considered sending my kids to one if there had been one here when we first started homeschooling.

  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    May 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM
    sounds neat but I wonder what they do for kids that are interested in things other than art. Do you have encouragement in the higher sciences. I ask because my son wanted to study Chemistry at 8 and physics at 9. Homework does not help. It is so important to be able to follow a child's interests. I life the life of fred's quote: Children get more out a few problems done in joy than 30 problems drill and kill exercises.
  • mem82
    by mem82
    May 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM
    I don't know what this school did, but it sounds like there were teachers there ready to teach anything the kids wanted to learn.

    Quoting jen2150:

    sounds neat but I wonder what they do for kids that are interested in things other than art. Do you have encouragement in the higher sciences. I ask because my son wanted to study Chemistry at 8 and physics at 9. Homework does not help. It is so important to be able to follow a child's interests.

    I life the life of fred's quote: Children get more out a few problems done in joy than 30 problems drill and kill exercises.
  • mem82
    by mem82
    May 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM
    I haven't really heard of them.

    Quoting usmom3:

    There are schools still to this day that are like that, I would have considered sending my kids to one if there had been one here when we first started homeschooling.

  • Momof697
    May 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I could not get to article


  • mem82
    by mem82
    May 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM
    I'm sorry. I'm on my tablet so I can't check it. It was an article from yahoo! Shine

    Quoting Momof697:

    I could not get to article


  • Momof697
    May 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM


    I tried a couple times and could not get it. IT said it may be down or may have moved temporarily.


    Quoting mem82:

    I'm sorry. I'm on my tablet so I can't check it. It was an article from yahoo! Shine

    Quoting Momof697:

    I could not get to article




  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    May 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    See if this one works

    Link Here

    Quoting Momof697:


    I tried a couple times and could not get it. IT said it may be down or may have moved temporarily.


    Quoting mem82:

    I'm sorry. I'm on my tablet so I can't check it. It was an article from yahoo! Shine

    Quoting Momof697:

    I could not get to article





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