Unschooling thoughts from a wise guy. I like the idea of semi structured yet developmentally (as in, per child) focused learning. Yet I do think Montessori is super appropriate for infancy through age two. Beyond that point, I think things need to flow with the child's interests, in combination with constant, varied exposure to learning opportunities.
Winston Churchill We need to have someone step up to the plate here to stop cutting funding on the arts for our children! Music class now goes to 3rd grade, but last year when my son was in 3rd grade, he and his classmates did not get music, and art has dropped to every other week, if that :/
The Queen and Winston Churchill 24 Nov 1954. Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill beams down upon Princess Anne, her hands demurely folded in a velvet muff, as she waited with her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and brother, Prince Charles, at Waterloo Station, London, to welcome home the Queen Mother from the tour of the United States and Canada.