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What happens when kids don't do homework?

Posted by on May. 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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Here's an article about a school from the 70's or so that was like unschooling except at school. Interesting perspectives from the now adult children.

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by on May. 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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chotovec82
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2013 at 7:19 PM
Doesn't surprise me. Those kids still well without the structure of a "school" environment. I do not grade and I do not test. We do have scheduled school time but it's 2 hours out of the day. I watch my kids do their work and we go over it together once they have finished it. If they miss some of their questions; I reteach it while we are going over it. Most of the day they are allowed to play and learn through those experiences. We aren't even very scheduled. I let them play all day and take two hours out of the evening to do work in. It's working for us and seems less stressful for all of us.
Boobah
by Nikki :) on May. 6, 2013 at 7:21 PM
Bumping for reading later
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usmom3
by BJ on May. 6, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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There are schools still to this day that are like that, I would have considered sending my kids to one if there had been one here when we first started homeschooling.

jen2150
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM
sounds neat but I wonder what they do for kids that are interested in things other than art. Do you have encouragement in the higher sciences. I ask because my son wanted to study Chemistry at 8 and physics at 9. Homework does not help. It is so important to be able to follow a child's interests. I life the life of fred's quote: Children get more out a few problems done in joy than 30 problems drill and kill exercises.
mem82
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM
I don't know what this school did, but it sounds like there were teachers there ready to teach anything the kids wanted to learn.

Quoting jen2150:

sounds neat but I wonder what they do for kids that are interested in things other than art. Do you have encouragement in the higher sciences. I ask because my son wanted to study Chemistry at 8 and physics at 9. Homework does not help. It is so important to be able to follow a child's interests.

I life the life of fred's quote: Children get more out a few problems done in joy than 30 problems drill and kill exercises.
mem82
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM
I haven't really heard of them.

Quoting usmom3:

There are schools still to this day that are like that, I would have considered sending my kids to one if there had been one here when we first started homeschooling.

Momof697
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I could not get to article


mem82
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM
I'm sorry. I'm on my tablet so I can't check it. It was an article from yahoo! Shine

Quoting Momof697:

I could not get to article


Momof697
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM


I tried a couple times and could not get it. IT said it may be down or may have moved temporarily.


Quoting mem82:

I'm sorry. I'm on my tablet so I can't check it. It was an article from yahoo! Shine

Quoting Momof697:

I could not get to article




usmom3
by BJ on May. 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

See if this one works

Link Here

Quoting Momof697:


I tried a couple times and could not get it. IT said it may be down or may have moved temporarily.


Quoting mem82:

I'm sorry. I'm on my tablet so I can't check it. It was an article from yahoo! Shine

Quoting Momof697:

I could not get to article





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