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Not a textbook education: Welcome to ‘unschool’
Six-year-old Karina Ricci rolls out of bed around 7:30 a.m. She gets dressed, brushes her teeth and makes her bed before eating a leisurely breakfast in front of the TV. She gives her fledgling sunflower and snowpea plants a drink. Then she might play piano, or make something out of play dough. Perhaps she’ll help clean up the house or call a friend to hang out later in the day. Anything goes, really.
What sounds like a carefree Saturday morning is everyday life for the young Torontonian. She’d rather not go to school and her parents like it that way, they being proponents of a radicalized brand of homeschool called unschooling — a concept that offers no curriculum to conquer, no grade levels to pass, no rules to follow. While homeschool brings the classroom to the homefront, unschooling ditches the formal studies altogether.
“Living life is learning,” says Karina’s dad, Carlo Ricci, a professor of education at Nippissing University and staunch advocate of this kind of learning. “The advantage of unschooling is that the world becomes your learning space.”
Photo: Carlo Ricci reads with his two daughters Karina Ricci, 6, (left) and Annabel Ricci, 8. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim for National Post)
The Oatmeal tries to help Tumblr out. It’s kind of sweet.
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If you’re going to go down, you might as well blame it on an imaginary animal like Twitter did with their infamous Fail Whale. I’ve taken the liberty of creating this animal for you:
Please use it.
Please oh please.
As some of you know we got banned from Google+ due to some of our content. What we didn’t know at the time is that we were just one of a handfull of Anonymous accounts that was silenced. This is the sad fact of what happens across the internet when you walk to a different beat of the drum….
- Change your location and time zone on Twitter to Tehran, Iran (that’s GMT+3:30).
- Change your profile icon to green in some way.
- Set up a proxy and send a DM to @ProtesterHelp.
- DO NOT retweet posts verbatim from Iran. This puts the users at risk. The Iranian Minstry of the Interior is…
Information is beautiful. In a world of complex systems, we often occupy it not really understanding the nature of the many behaviors we perform on a daily basis. We are all a bit culpable for this. We take things for granted, we don’t have time or we are not inquisitive enough to dive in and…