So, what do you think about the term “Open-Ended homeschooling”? Kind of heavy, huh? But I like the implications of it.
I’m always looking for an alternative to “unschooling”, which 1) has a negative connotation, 2) has a bad rap, 3) is clichéd to mean something much different than what it’s about and 4) is too dogmatic for my tastes.
I really believe everything is fair game. Everything. In being open to anything, we have the best likelihood of finding what works. Also, when everything is fair game, when anything is possible, when the rules are defined in any way – and the entire goal is living a full, meaningful life – then it’s a lot harder to find reasons to argue with one another.
I’m going to think about this term. “We’re open-endeders.” Hmmm.. that doesn’t work. “We’re Op-Enders” oooh, I like that. “Op” can also be short for “opportunity” if we aren’t thinking too hard about it. I really like that.
Ok, so, what’s the down side? What am I missing?