Go to life, not school.
Spring has definitely sprung here where I live. And that’s a good thing. My family is filled with hope and energy; I hope yours is, too. I also hope you consider this carnival as a springtime gift—a bouquet of daffodils, like these in my backyard.
Life at Home
Out in the World
Dark Nights of the Soul
Someone has promised me a “dark night” post for May’s carnival. Until then, let’s consider this quote when we feel an urge to doubt our own instincts:
Let go of learning, as a focus, a concern, an issue—trust that it happens.
Encounters of the School-y Kind
Theodora Sutcliffe present Tree, Not Try at Travels With a Nine Year Old. Her post is “school-y” only in that, as she writes, “We are traveling the world together for at least a year. Some of our most valuable, and successful, education happens through the people we meet.”
No one submitted a “passage” post this month, but I can report that my daughter’s passage from non-driver to driver is ongoing. It’s a thrill to see her so excited about making this connection with the world—totally from her own will and desire. I know that she’s learning more than how to drive a car; she’s learning that she can do what she sets out to do.
Laura presents How to Raise Global Learners at Laura Grace Weldon. She writes that “Connecting with people from far away, either from the comfort of our computers or by traveling across the globe, is the way we understand the concept of ‘one world.'”
Speaking of connecting, thank you to everyone who reads this for supporting The carnival of Unschooled Life. It is my extreme pleasure to publish these writings. Thank you to all who contributed this month.
The carnival will be back on May 1, 2010, which means that submissions will be due by April 30, 2010.
To contribute a post to the next edition of The Carnival of Unschooled Life — which will be here at The Expanding Life on May 1, 2010 — use the carnival submission form.