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The Journey From Traditional Teaching to Unschooling Advocacy with Kristen Himm


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Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way for children to learn outside of the traditional classroom? Are you curious about alternative education methods that foster creativity, independence, and a love for learning? If so, you need to learn about unschooling.


What is Unschooling?


Unschooling is an educational philosophy that emphasizes child-led learning through life experiences, play, and natural curiosity. Unlike traditional homeschooling, which often follows a set curriculum, unschooling allows children to pursue their interests at their own pace. It’s about creating an environment where learning happens naturally and joyfully, without the constraints of structured schedules and standardized testing.


Unschooling encourages children to explore their passions, ask questions, and find answers in ways that make sense to them. It’s a holistic approach that nurtures critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and intrinsic motivation. In essence, unschooling is learning through living.


Who is Kristen Himm?



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Kristen Himm, Veteran Teacher of 20 years turned unschooling advocate


This week's LiveStream for Teacher's Society featured Kristen Himm, a dedicated unschooling mom and advocate. Kristen’s journey from nearly 20 years of public school teaching to embracing and championing unschooling offers invaluable insights for anyone interested in alternative education. During the interview, Kristen shared her experiences, debunked common myths, and provided practical advice for parents considering unschooling.


Here are some highlights from the interview:


  • Kristen clarifies what unschooling truly is and addresses common myths and misunderstandings.

  • Learn about the principles that guide unschooling and how they differ from traditional education methods.

  • Hear Kristen’s inspiring story of why she transitioned to unschooling and became a passionate advocate.

  • Get tips on how to start unschooling and determine if it’s the right fit for your family.


Watch the Replay on YouTube


If you missed the live event, don’t worry! You can catch the full replay on YouTube. This interview is packed with valuable information and personal anecdotes that will help you understand the power and potential of unschooling.



After watching the replay, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Join the conversation in the comments section and share your experiences or questions about unschooling. Let’s build a community of learners and educators who are passionate about fostering a love of learning.


Unschooling is more than just an educational method; it’s a philosophy that celebrates the natural curiosity and unique potential of every child. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or simply curious about alternative education, this interview with Kristen Himm is a must-watch.


Head over to our YouTube channel, watch the replay, and discover the transformative power of unschooling today!




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