Sunday, August 31, 2014

National NOT Back To School Day--Unschooling

We have deemed September 1st National NOT Back To School Day!

National NOT Back To School Day is a day to focus on the here and now. 
Living in the present, not constantly in the future.
A day to celebrate staying home/going places, as unschoolers. 
People that believe in learning organically.
Creating, discovering, exploring, growing, laughing, learning, living, loving.

School is a huge part of our society.  It gobbles up every inch/ounce/iota of free space/time that families cherish.  This time of year, you’d have to bury your head in the sand to avoid hearing anything about, “back to school”.  From advertisements, to family and friends attending school, it’s mentioned on signs, even bombarding you on trips to the grocery store.  We are always asked, it seems, “Is (are) he/she (they) ready to go back to school?” followed by (if we don’t answer fast enough), “What grade will he/she be in?”  It can feel daunting at times.

We’re the outsiders, not regretting our divergent course, and we wish to bring awareness to the practice of unschooling.

We would like families from all countries to recognize this day even though it is technically a United States holiday.  September 1st is a happy medium of those dates when schools ring their first classroom bells in our country. 

Join us in celebrating being unschoolers together by posting photos and what you are doing with your child(ren) or sharing unschoolish quotes by using the hashtags:  #NNBTSDay #NationalNOTBackToSchoolDay #NOTBackToSchoolDay to your Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

“It’s not that I feel that school is a good idea gone wrong, but a wrong idea from the word go.  It’s a nutty notion that we can have a place where nothing but learning happens, cut off from the rest of life.”  - John Holt


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