SFP 17: Socialization with Israel Butson

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 17 and today I’m here with my friend Israel Butson talking about socialization – the most common question we all get as homeschoolers. Israel is an unschooling dad on a mission to disrupt education and help build a fresh paradigm for a new generation of young learners. Writing and dabbling with his camera daily, you can catch him on his blog Stark Raving Dad, and follow him on Facebookand Instagram. Originally from New Zealand, he now lives with his wife and three children on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne. Support […]

A Week in the Life of a Homeschooler

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My view while I write this post on my laptop while my 10 year old is next to me inside the nature center at the lagoon in a nature writing class with his friends. You can see the fingers of the lagoon reaching inland and the ocean is blanketed in Saturday morning fog just beyond.  One thing I enjoy about homeschooling is that I can take a broad view of our lives and learning experiences when leading our family (specifically through calendar management). We collaboratively discuss curiosities, cravings, and responsibilities to create a life in which we can all be […]

HACkschool: Queen Califia’s Magical Garden

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This HACkschool adventure was artistic in nature as we all met at a big park and walked up to Queen Califia’s Magical Garden, where a docent gave us a tour of this amazing mosaic tile art installation. We learned all about the artist, the process, and the technique. To build on this experience we later hooked up with a friend’s family and took a mosaic tile ceramics workshop where we created our very own mosaic tile art. Dive deeper in the Sage Homeschooling Book

HACkschool: Los Penasquitos Canyon

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This is Homeschool Adventure Club, or HACkschool, where awesome homeschoolers learn through living a radical life! We get together twice a month for a fun, educational adventure! It is one component of our homeschool life along with things like curricula, enrichment classes, extra curriculars, and book club. I’m sharing my HACkschool program with you in the hopes that it inspires families out there to dive into the world as their child’s classroom. Our first adventure was at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. We began the day with a docent-led tour of the historic Ranch House (Full disclosure: our docent no-showed! We rolled with […]