When someone fairly new to the concept of homeschooling asks me how we do it, I tend to give a very philosophical answer - children learn naturally etc.
When I am with homeschoolers who follow a syllabus and schedule, I tend to say we don't follow anything in particular. (Even more so if they are fundamentalists.) If I get into specifics at all it will be about things that don't sound academic. The observations one makes while waiting at the bus stop, etc.
While above are factually correct, the way I respond I sound so utterly relaxed, confident, carefree ... like it is so obvious - how can we not learn? How can any curriculum be more effective than the one that drives us from within?
Now if I am among unschoolers then i am more likely to talk about specific books that we are reading, projects we are doing. And if I am among radical unschoolers I might even mention the workbooks. hee hee.
Just wondering whether others walk as radical as they talk (or vice versa?)