Future Smart Parent Podcast
EPISODE 5: Talking about unschooling
with Tamryn Sherriffs
Unschooling and Self Directed Education.
JUNE, 2021 | FUTURE SKILLS | EDUCATION | WITH TAMRYN SHERRIFFS
In this episode of the Future Smart Parent Podcast, I welcome founder of Differently, Tamryn Sherriffs. Tamryn introduces the idea of unschooling, a system where children get their education through self-directed learning. If this concept sounds strange and foreign to you, you’re not alone. Tamryn shared similar reservations, but through awareness and meeting other parents who’ve experienced unschooling, the idea only became more logical. Her goal for this episode is to encourage parents to step outside of traditional norms and explore the options of unschooling and its benefits.
[02:21] How parenting differently is showing up in your life?
[06:11] You can’t teach curiosity
[08:37] Exploring the option of unschooling.
[09:57] What is unschooling?
[12:41] What is the adult behavior that we want?
[14:54] Suspend beliefs and follow curiosity
[15:56] Unschooling: the principle that recognizes the individuality of a person
[20:20] Play group set up for kids
[23:36] Anecdote; Learning life skills though
[25:47] Allowing kids to steer their own direction in education
[31:42] Disclaimer: the whole idea is about be a leading leaner in this space
[32:54] Connect with Tamryn
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