Conversations

Here’s a very cool little story from the conference last weekend, as well as I remember it…

Julie, an unschooling mum, was chatting to an old friend who is a schoolteacher, who was, quite naturally, trying to understand all this madness.

“So, you have to teach every lesson?”

“Well, no. It doesn’t really work like that.”

“What do you mean? Who teaches the lessons?”

“We don’t actually have what you would call lessons.”

“What on Earth do you do all day?”

“Well, we, ummm, we chat…”

And her friend obviously thought that was a bit lame.

A few weeks later, at a dinner party, Julie overheard her husband being asked the same series of questions.

His response?

“Well, you see, the unit we use for measurement of learning isn’t the lesson. The unit of learning is the conversation.”

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