How to Teach Your Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Try 'Unschooling'

Education researcher Kerry McDonald sees this crisis as an opportunity to experiment with self-directed learning.


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School's out…indefinitely. 

Parents across the world are attempting to juggle their work schedules with taking care of their children full-time, putting them under enormous stress.

Kerry McDonald, an education researcher and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Educated Children Outside the Classroom, sees the current moment as an opportunity to rethink how we teach our children. McDonald, who also homeschools her own four kids, recommends that parents experiment with radical "unschooling," which proposes that kids learn better when they direct their own education. 

Reason's Zach Weissmueller chatted with McDonald about strategies for struggling parents and why she thinks that the COVID-19 crisis could finally catapult society out of the industrial era and into the "imagination age."

Watch the full video above.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Edited by Regan Taylor. 

Music: "I've Just Had an Apostrophe!" by Spazz Cardigan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License

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