The five W'sThat part of a longer poem has been used out of context for over a hundred years. The full poem is below, and is associated with "The Elephant's Child."
- WhyI keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
The Five W's - Sandra Dodd
Attendees might be new to unschooling, or might be those who are in a position to help others who are new. One method of inquiry and of explanation that goes back through rhetoric of the Renaissance, and philosophers in ancient Rome and Greece, is sometimes called "the five W's"--Who, What, When, Where and Why? Sometimes "How?" or "By What Means?" has been a #6. The kind of information new unschoolers think they need doesn't often end up being what they actually need.There were no recordings that day.
Logic and unschooling
Twenty Questions, with some explanation and links to games you can play against a computer online.
Daily quote, link and photo, easy to subscribe to: Just Add Light and Stir
Why "screentime" is a problem (and why the word should not be used, unless one also uses "cloth time," paper time" and "door stuff"): Screentime
24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners- ANSWEREDfrom a blog called Raising Miro on the Road of Life.
It's a set of responses to 5-W questions they found on yet another blog. 🙂 Their "Why?" is only lightly answered, because (inefficiently), the original set contained the question "What are my goals?" (which strikes me as the heart of "why?")
Are video games addicting?
Obsession, focus, single-mindedness
more about Video Games in general.
thoughts about Violence
Pam Sorooshian's article on Economics of Restricting TV Watching of Children
The balance between these two is the perfect place to be. Just Do It, but do it gradually.
Gradual Change and the complementary Do It: If you're going to unschool, do it now and do it well.