Why? Why what? Why anything—why this. Why that. Why not?

Why do people unschool?
These aren't all from the same place or timeframe, but it's intended to be a little mosaic of the thoughts and circumstances that have led various families to unschooling. —Sandra Dodd

The Five W's
  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why
For unschooling, the greatest of those is "Why?"

Go there and see how Rudyard Kipling has been quoted out of context for 100 years.


Thoughts on How to Read, and Why

A Good Question to Ask
When people change directions concerning their children's lives and learning, sometimes they ask what they should do and how they should do it. A better question to ask is "Why?"
photo by John Hooker

Why?
Every time you feel the urge to control a choice, you can ask yourself "why?" and begin to question the assumptions (or fears) about children, parenting, learning and living joyfully that you are holding on to.
—Robyn Coburn
SandraDodd.com/option photo by Sandra Dodd

Clarify / "Why?"

 photo DSC08934.jpg One of the finest ways to clarify a concept is to explain it to someone else. It’s one thing to passively understand
(at least momentarily in short-term memory) how to tie a clove hitch or to make waffles, but to really know the thing you need to have done it so much you can do it while you’re sleepy, in the dark, in a wind storm. Or so much that you could pass the secret skill on to another person. Be prepared for the most important question of all: “Why?"

SandraDodd.com/input photo by Sandra Dodd

How will you be?
 photo BeaCarousel.jpgHow will you be, as a parent, and why? What's keeping you from being the way you want to be?
SandraDodd.com/quotes photo by Bea Mantovani


More "Why" links and thoughts will be added soon (er... or later)