07 Apr, 2014
Marilyn, a speaker found through University of the Streets Café, opened our eyes to the world of unschooling. As a six year old, her son protested attending school so violently that she had no choice but to educate him at home. However, rather than following a school curriculum, she followed the principles of unschooling which maintain that children will learn whatever they need in their own time. For years he didn’t try to read until one day he picked up his first book, Lord of the Rings. The level of trust she established at Open Door allowed us to talk about our negative childhood experiences in the school system. We are delighted that Marilyn (and possibly her son) will return to Open Door in 2015.
For more information on Unschooling, you can contact Marilyn here