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Homeschool Unrefined

Jun 20, 2022

We're sharing some of the most-loved episodes from our archives. Here's #6!   We do two episodes a week—this is our free one. Join us on Patreon to unlock a NEW episode every week for just $5/month!


#6: Where We Begin with Deschooling

This episode originally aired on January 27, 2020.


So, like, what even is deschooling?! The fact is this: We are immersed in a schooled mindset. It's the air we breathe, the water we swim in. Deschooling is a way to reprogram our thinking about learning.  We're going to talk through this essential homeschooling tool: What is it? Why bother? What does it actually look like? And what comes next?


Highlights from this episode:

  • Learning is natural and happening all the time.
  • Deschooling doesn't mean it's a free for all. 
  • Deschooling lets us concentrate on connection. 
  • Deschooling teaches us that deep thinking is deep thinking--it doesn't matter if it's about math or Minecraft.
  • Don't use your status as an adult as a weapon.
  • As parents, we are continually deschooling ourselves.



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More About Homeschool Unrefined

We are an inclusive and nonsectarian podcast. We believe Black Lives Matter, and we are LGBTQ+ affirming (for more, read our piece on Romper). We are listener supported and are donating 10% of all Patreon income and product sales to The Conscious Kid, a Black and Brown-led organization that has been instrumental in our own evolution and in leading the way in both ideological and tangible change with their work in “parenting and education through a critical race lens." Read our full ABAR Statement here and on Instagram.


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