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Lilia Efimova on finding flow, facilitating growth, crossing boundaries, creating spaces and the bigger picture behind all that



Last Build Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 19:21:41 +0000

 



My elephant in the dark

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:36:31 +0000

A visit from Gabriela, bringing back memories of the golden era of blogging and triggering an exploration of optics uses in medieval paintings, also brings something else. I look back at my own path and wonder how all of my experiences of work and blogging are useful now and what I’m going to do in […]



What a week

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:25:46 +0000

When the cold season comes some homeschooling weeks are relatively normal, structured around regular activities in and outside the house. Others, like this one, are getting filled in with all kinds of extras, enough to make me want to crawl under the blanked and hide. A couple of sessions of working on a boat book […]



Household activities as a part of the curriculum

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:36:48 +0000

I often say that household work is an important ingredient of our kids' education. In this post I explain why it is so and how we approach this in practice.



On homeschooling quality

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 23:02:01 +0000

Back home after a half a day talking about homeschooling practices and politics. There was an intervision session for the parents to share and discuss their experiences and, by a coincidence, a call with a discussion of current state of negotiations about the changes in the regulations of home education in the Netherlands. It’s a […]



PKM for kids?

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:09:41 +0000

I’ve been thinking in the last few days about a direction to organise my current experiences and thinking about learning. It always have been about an individual in a social space, in a continuum of teams, communities and networks, but at the current iteration the age went from adults to young kids, bringing a lot […]



A jar full of coins

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 21:23:45 +0000

While sorting stuff in the bookcases to be replaced I found a jar full of coins. Giving it to the kids turned into math, construction, cooperation and ice-creams.



Facilitating unschooling: bridging the gap between interests of a child and external expectations

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:39:00 +0000

I'm at another iteration of trying to come up with a "theory of unschooling". In this post I draw parallels between facilitating unschooling and supporting informal learning in an organisation, and then discuss the challenges of aligning interests of a child and external expectations.



Not back to school insights

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:39:39 +0000

As everyone around is starting another school year, we do too, in a sense. Reestablishing household routines after traveling, painting shelves to make a new bookcase and trying to wrap free-range learning into a plan for a quality assessment process with Stichting Keurmerk Thuisonderwijs, which brings a few insights to share.



Seasonal rhytms

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:29:46 +0000

Seeing how the choices of our kids of what to do and where are changing with the seasons is always amazing.



Lightning and thunder

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:22:31 +0000

Nature, physics and math - just because it's stormy and the delay between lightning and thunder is always amazing.