Sunday, July 27, 2008

surrendered days

My friend Kerrie and I were talking about the learning that goes on when we're not in the way. When we let go of our lists and agendas and let the day unfold being facilitators of learning rather than dictators or 'teachers'. Another way to put it would be the 'accidental' rather than 'on-purpose' learning.
We choose to have our children at home because we believe that the home is the best atmosphere for learning. Within the context of family life our children can learn naturally and freely. Atmosphere and environment encourage our children to read, explore, create, observe and discover. There is a freedom to fail and not be judged but to gain from the experience. There is time to delve into one particular interest in a myriad of ways catering to learning styles.We can provide support and guidance because we know our child's strengths and struggles.
The desire to learn is innate within our children with a wonder and a curiosity regarding their world the possibilities for discovery are limitless.
So this week we are going to document in photo the learning that takes place naturally. We are going to surrender our own 'schoolishness' and allow the accidental learning to take precedence. A week of 'surrendered days'.

4 comments:

Kezwick said...

So beautifully expressed... looking forward to what will unfold!

milkandhoney said...

Sounds great... looking forward to seeing your photos too...

lin said...

you are cool

earthkissed said...

that shirt or dress on in the last photo so suits her. It's gorgeous