Changing Our Minds: How children can take control of their own learning

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Changing Our Minds: How children can take control of their own learning

Changing Our Minds: How children can take control of their own learning

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Changing Our Minds , by Dr Naomi Fisher, is an invitation to all of us to deschool ourselves and think anew about what is best for children.

Really recommend to not just those interested in pursuing alternative forms of education for their children - but every parent, no matter how you may choose to educate your child.This is something I always do, when something comes up that I want to really understand, I read as much as I can written from every perspective. The conveyor belts went faster and faster in my dreams, with me running desperately behind, trying to get the mandarin oranges perfectly straight. Naomi Fisher's book, Changing Our Minds , shows us why and how we can use other ways of living, learning and sharing knowledge with children besides the usual method: Sit down. Most adults would refuse to tolerate this, particularly with no pay, but we expect children to manage it for their entire childhood. However, this book has clearly demonstrated the extent to which the system conflicts with basic human behaviour and the way we learn.

She is mother to two self-directed learners who were unschooled for 6 years, then attended a Sudbury-model school in Paris and now are members of the Self-Managed Learning College in Hove. For example, the author claims the only way to treat ADHD is medication and this is entirely a racket pushed by drug companies, whereas the medical recommendations for first line ADHD treatment are all lifestyle adjustments and skills.Naomi expertly guides you through the wide world of learning, motivation, child behaviour, parenting culture, alternative schools and home education. As each tart went past, I would carefully place three segments, and then it would pass on to Sara, who was doing the kiwi pieces. It includes stories and experiences from The Autistic Advocate, the girl with the curly hair, Me Just Me, Live. Interestingly when claiming the drugs aren’t evidence based, the focus briefly switches to depression, then back to adhd for everything else.

It is going to be about the psychology of self-directed education, it couldn’t be much more niche than that. It offers a real lens shift on the almost-universally accepted system of schooling, and what it means to learn, and it does so in a way that is compelling, evidence-based and balanced too. After months of CAMHS, private therapists, psychiatrists, all manner of services, being very little help and shedding very little insight into what is eating my daughter and how to help her when she can’t articulate what is going on for her, this book is a complete game changer. As my children grew, they attended a sports group and it was the first time that they did anything without me.Sometimes, there is a requirement to just do the job at hand in the same way as everyone else and to very precise requirements. In the process, Dr Fisher asks us to reconsider our fundamental assumptions and views about how learning takes place, advocating for a more student-centred and strengths-based approach to education. Unschooling is such a natural way for a child to live and thrive but is so against the grain for us adults who were schooled such that following this path can surface a lot of mental and emotional stuff for the parents to reconcile with. We tend to parent and teach the way we were raised and taught, which is why changing our minds about how children learn and grow is so hard to do. I've been unhappy with the education system for a while and this book has totally sealed the deal for me.

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