Alanis Morrisette Un-Schools Her Children

April 8, 2020
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I think this method of teaching is something she does all the time, not just now that we're all self-isolating but I'm not sure. Alanis has 3 children under the age of 8 years old and her preferred way to teach her kids is to let them lead her to what they want to focus on. She said:

"I basically get inside their eyeballs.  I'm constantly watching their eyes and what they're pulled toward, and then we do the deep dive . . ."[We> create pods all over the house . . . here's where the spelling area is, and here's where the fake animals are.  There's probably a better definition of unschooling, but there's no rigidity to it. If my son is going to bed late on tour and he asks me three really huge, existential questions, there's no, 'Ah, we'll talk about it in the morning.'  That is the moment.  Unschooling is 24/7."

Not as rebellious as it first sounded, right. Perhaps there's a lesson here about going more with the flow when it comes to schooling the kids at home. Even if it's only temporary.