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Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,368
Posted By aravinda
Yes, we've been watching the Cosmos series too....

Yes, we've been watching the Cosmos series too.  I watched the first one when I was little.  Amazing how they timed it just right for our kids! 
 
Putting together the portfolio for the county...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By aravinda
What you have seems good provided the photo...

What you have seems good provided the photo album covers relevant topics. 
 
Look at the COMAR regulations - I think they send you a copy of them when you declare your intention to homeschool....
Forum: Unschooling   02-10-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By aravinda
Hi, glad to meet an unschooler in MD.  We travel...

Hi, glad to meet an unschooler in MD.  We travel a lot but I am part of an unschooling-oriented co-op in Harford County.   I've heard of some other unschooly co-ops in the state like Peacewagers'...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By aravinda
I came searching for exactly this topic - has...

I came searching for exactly this topic - has anyone else found the politics in Life of Fred problematic?
 
We have invested heavily in this series and it is working well for us so far.  dd is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-07-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By aravinda
Been thinking more about this ... my latest...

Been thinking more about this ... my latest essay 
 
 
 
Curriculum is determined not by the external sources (where we are accustomed to looking for it) but by the interaction between the flow...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-07-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By aravinda
Hey, This board brings back fond memories...

Hey, This board brings back fond memories because it was here I learned to ec so many years ago.   Just stopping by to say thanks and also share what I have recently put up on my blog on the topic...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By aravinda
is it okay if the blog is not "about"...

is it okay if the blog is not "about" unschooling?
 
here's one my daughter and I have:  http://khiyaliaravinda.wordpress.com
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By aravinda
Drawn by the theoretical angle of this question...

Drawn by the theoretical angle of this question (practically, I agree with the others who say it doesn't matter what you call it, and it doesn't even matter whether it is unschooling) ... 
 
I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By aravinda
Quote = onlyzombiecat...

Quote = onlyzombiecat (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/18526/onlyzombiecat):
I don't feel every life experience should be lumped under the term curriculum. I don't think that makes those...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-28-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By aravinda
Good point Cynthia Mosher.  Would love to...

Good point Cynthia Mosher.  Would love to discuss these ideas with folks on Mothering Community.  Here is my post:
 
What curriculum are you using?
 
The question of curriculum often gives rise...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By aravinda
Hi folks  -  wanted to share a blog post I put...

Hi folks  - 
wanted to share a blog post I put up
 
What Curriculum are you Using? 
http://jivanshala.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/what-curriculum/
 
would appreciate your comments :-)
 
Aravinda
Forum: Unschooling   07-10-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By aravinda
When questions come up of how children learn a...

When questions come up of how children learn a skill like reading or adding, there are those who feel that the less you teach the more they learn - even if they learn it late they may learn it in a...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By aravinda
dh attended an alumni event of his university...

dh attended an alumni event of his university yesterday - a large state (public) university. When I was in high school, this particular university was regarded as a fall-back option because anyone...
Forum: Unschooling   04-22-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By aravinda
  Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1351305/unschooling-liberating-or-conforming#post_16955502)
 ...
Forum: Unschooling   04-21-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By aravinda
Regarding education and literacy, we often think...

Regarding education and literacy, we often think of their potential to be liberating and empowering as well as their tendency to push conformity and consumerism. I am not (only) talking about the...
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By aravinda
And you can of course show your child that fire...

And you can of course show your child that fire needs oxygen if s/he can understand that air is made of things, one of these is oxygen, and then show a candle that ceases to burn when you cut off...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-16-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By aravinda
Quote from heatherr30:I definitely think it's...

Quote from heatherr30:I definitely think it's useful--and inevitable--that our children learn the names of colors, shapes, letters etc as soon as they are ready so that they can communicate with us...
Forum: Far East   12-31-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By aravinda
Hi there!  There are a number of homeschoolers...

Hi there!  There are a number of homeschoolers in Delhi, hope you have gotten in touch with them or they with you.  Just popping in to say hello because I am attending the Birth India Conference in...
Forum: Far East   12-31-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By aravinda
Hi everyone!  I will be welcoming the New Year...

Hi everyone!  I will be welcoming the New Year at the Mumbai Organic Farmer's Market tomorrow.  Hope to see you there!  More info here: Organic Farmer's Market (http://farmersmarket.co.in/)
 
Over...
Forum: Far East   10-28-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By aravinda
Mumbai Farmer's Market is going strong and a...

Mumbai Farmer's Market is going strong and a great place to meet. 
 
Free charkha (spinning) lessons as well.
 
I will be there this Sunday - the location is Bhalla House, opposite St. Andrew's...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-25-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By aravinda
  Quote from Emmaegbert: I, however, get...


Quote from Emmaegbert:
I, however, get kind of antsy when things are called "natural"... as if they aren't cultural.


 
Point well taken. Glad you chimed in....
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-23-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By aravinda
Hi folks, a story of mine is published in issue...

Hi folks, a story of mine is published in issue 9 of Breastfeeding Today.   You may read it here http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6f0fd029#/6f0fd029/1 (share it widely!)
 
Thanks to MDC for all...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-18-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By aravinda
Thanks Isabchi and Heatherr30 for your...

Thanks Isabchi and Heatherr30 for your responses.
Heather, your concern about "not knowing colors" intrigues me. Perhaps after some age "not knowing" should cause concern. However, "knowing" also...
Forum: Unschooling   09-30-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,888
Posted By aravinda
Someone asked me yesterday, "what do you love to...

Someone asked me yesterday, "what do you love to do? "

(Well not someone, but some web form they had written up that I had to fill out in order to enter their playground, I mean, their blog of...
Forum: Unschooling   09-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By aravinda
Friends, I read this forum often and have...

Friends, I read this forum often and have learned immensely from you - new ways of thinking, doing, and challenging my own assumptions. Of all the forums and lists I read this is the one where I...
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