Thursday, August 19, 2010
More Learning in Community
Work groups. Study groups. Learning in coops and communities. These are the topics of my recent blog entries as I continue to make plans on starting a space in my home and invite families to join us in studying and in doing things together.
One of my daughter's friends wants to learn life skills with us- sewing, cooking, tying knots, making preserves etc. Since she goes to school we are planning to do this on a week day evening.
I'm looking into have 'table time' where she and her unschooled friends can sit down together at a table and focus on their work-either on something they are working on together, or something they are doing individually. The idea is that learning together is a social opportunity; a community-nurturing occasion.
Scott Peck said somewhere about community that "unless you do it, it will vanish."
A good way to do do that,is working together.
How about you? What does your 'community' look like?