Learning & School

198: The connection between your ideas about childhood and politics with Dr. Toby Rollo

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 26, 2023

  A couple of years ago I was watching a session of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education‘s online conference by unschooling advocate Idzie Desmerais. At some point she dropped a quote into her presentation that I jotted down but didn’t think much of at the time:   What if your ideas about politics were just…

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197: What to do about reward and punishment systems at school with Denise Suarez

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 12, 2023

  This is the first in a series of ‘back to basics’ episodes here on the show, where we’ll look at the everyday challenges you’re facing as a parent. (Have an idea for an episode? Share it on this thread in our free Facebook group [insert link], send us a max 2 minute video of…

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Q&A 4: Is it safe to delay math learning?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 30, 2023

Join us in exploring the idea of delaying math learning for young children and whether there’s a “critical window” similar to language development. Listener Lindsay’s concerns about delayed math learning are addressed, including potential long-term effects, self-perception, and academic prospects.

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188: How to learn way beyond ‘doing well in school’

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 16, 2023

In this episode, we revisit Kelly’s journey through parental burnout, which we first explored in 2020. Kelly reflects on how her experiences are intertwined with societal issues, shedding light on the need for systemic change. She shares valuable insights into teaching her child critical thinking, empathy, and awareness of their immediate surroundings. Kelly’s journey demonstrates the power of self-awareness and the importance of supporting parents in our society.

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187: What to do when my child says: “I’m booored!”?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 9, 2023

Help your child navigate those summer “I’m bored” moments with this episode. Discover the psychology of boredom and strategies for a more fulfilling summer.

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