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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Uber Unschooling Vindicated

By The Uber Unschooler





It is a proud proud day in the Uber Unschooler household.

Zallion, my oldest, has struggled with reading and writing. Probably due to an undiagnosed learning disability that would be COERCIVE to treat. Not to mention an exhibition of MISTRUST in her ability to know what she needs, by having her tested.

After locking herself in the trailer at the bottom of the homestead veggie plot with her boyfriend, Wolfbaggin (aged 34, but here too Uber Unschoolers know to trust their children when, how and who with they need to explore with), Zallion has produced a wondrous work.

Obviously since handwriting is an obsolete skill she typed it, and created an original piece of work to take center stage in the forthcoming publicity campaign to promote Uber Unschooling.

It has been sent to the printers and will be appearing on billboards and local TV programming any day now (=

What mother who has brow beaten the Nay Sayers lamenting an illiterate 17 year old wouldn't respond with a middle finger raised, to demonstrate how happy she in that now they can see that a lack of manipulation\coercion combined with 100% trust and space has borne such beautiful "I told you so" shaped fruit ?

My daughter is proof that if you don't hot house your children by COERCIVELY teaching them, they blossom into fragrant flowers, capable of sheer genius, as I'm sure the Bard himself would agree.

Wolfbaggin (harrowed, depleted, sad and brain damaged from being forced into formal education until the age of 24) said he did nothing more that sit back quietly to observe, leaving her unaided to flow with the learning process and watch in awe at my superior parental decisions paying off.

He said quite literally  her skill at forming words appeared as by osmosis. 

He is overwhelmed by the creativity I have allowed to be created in her.

As am I, especially at my intelligence at creating and choosing Uber Unschooling

As you to will be, when you read on.

(I hope when you read the title you'll understand the art work Wolfbaggin designed himself to accompany the words)


Appley Unschooly Education, Naturally Grown
An Original Work of Sheer Genius
by Zallion Norton (17)

"Here's to the mad as a box of frogs ones. The weirdos. The mutinous. The zealots. The square pegs who shove their elbows out, refusing to fit into the square holes.


The ones who see things differently after careful research on Google tells them they should. They like rules, an opportunity to get stroppy. And they love the status quo, cos it is road map to show them how to stand out.


You can try to have a conversation with them, disagree with them, quote them, look in disbelief at them, roll your eyeballs at them or call CPS on them.


About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they won't let you.


Maybe they have to be nutJOBS.


How else can you stare at an non reading, video game obsessed 15 year old and see an effective education ?


Or sit in a chaos of screaming kids and hear learning in action




While some see us as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because we who are crazy enough to think we can make up our own meaning of the word education, are the ones who do."


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14 comments:

  1. Such utter poetry! Her words are like majic and are total proof that UNSCHOOLING ROCKS!!

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  2. Yeah and learning to read and wirte at 17 is just a variation on normal !!

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  3. Learning by osmosis is the only "real" learning, anything else is just regurgitation. She has a better grasp on the world than ANY 17-year-old that went to public school, that's for sure.

    WAy to go, mama! Your daughter is a REAL genius and not some stupid sheeple robot.

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  4. I cried. I really did.

    (((((((((Poetry))))))))))))))

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  5. Public School TeacherMarch 24, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    It's like shooting fish in a barrel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oAB83Z1ydE

    I guess the pervert you let hang around your girl decided the hours of privacy could be put to better use.

    Although I actually think he made a telling statement or two in his reworking, that appears to have gone straight over your head.

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  6. The Uber UnschoolerMarch 24, 2011 at 2:29 AM

    @ the creature that just crawled from under a rock

    I went to the link. I watched the video. Apple's Think Different campaign bears no resemblance to my daughter's opus.

    So vagina off back to your classroom and busy yourself brain damaging a generation of hapless sheeple to be, while I continue to nurture a brood that flourishes with a creativity unrivaled by any poor sniveling broken excuse of a human being that exits from formal education.

    My children will need mindless automatons as employees to do repetitive, rote learned, mundane tasks for them, so chop chop !

    Steve Jobs AND Bill Gates were BOTH unschooled BTW

    What does that tell you ?

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  7. How dare you come here and tell Uber Unschooler that her daughter didn't rite that amazing piece all by herself.

    I can't even see how you would think the apple think different campaign had even INSPIRED it !

    It is like the most original and beautiful thing I have ever read and PROOF that uber unschooling works.

    Think less, trust more !!!

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  8. come the educational revoltion..

    TEACHERS SHALL BE AGAINST THE WALL FIRST !!

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  9. Manhattan MidwifeMarch 24, 2011 at 3:59 AM

    @Public School Teacher

    How can you live with yourself ruining lives and taking risks with people's well being for the sake of an income ?

    Have you no shame ?

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  10. Elfin Laugh at DawnMarch 24, 2011 at 4:02 AM

    Hey Teacher !!..leave those Uber Unschoolers alone !!!

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  11. Yeah, THAT, Elfin Laugh! LOL LOL LOL

    Teacher probably thinks that just because she has some big fancy "degree" that makes her more qualified to think about education. What-EVER!

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  12. WORD ! (((((bunnies))))))

    Well I have a degree from the University of Google and Life in MY children. Nobody knows them better than me so who could possible be better equipped to be their teacher, doctor, spiritual adviser, pilot on long haul flights, optician, nutritionist, best friend and shrink.

    Logic says nobody.

    And the evidence agrees with logic.

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  13. Nobody can argue with research and evidence! Don't let those plebs wear you down, mama!!

    (((((evidence))))))

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  14. The Uber UnschoolerMarch 24, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    Thank you fellow natural mothers for your support !

    Unfortunately Zallion heard me screaming at the computer over the din of her siblings in full learning mode, took a peek despite my protests and in her distress has taken to her bed in the trailer. Wolfbaggin is in there with her trying to provide comfort. I hope he can reach her on some level, my poor girl is so very very hurt by a world that is prejudiced against her simply because her mother is an exemplary parent who makes the right educational choices.

    how very very unfair life is. She must be protected against this in any way possible. Criticism of any form is such a weedkiller on the flower of her undisputed exceptional creative talent.

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