Lesson planning? Unschooling?
You are right. The two don’t seem to mix. And to be frank and totally honest, I will start this post with an admission ~ I don’t do lesson planning.
Even when I was teaching in schools, my lesson plans were minimal. Barebones.
Even when I teach at Homechool Group Learning my lesson plans are minmal. Barebones.
I like to be open to the teaching moment, as John Holt would say. To serendiptiy.
n. pl. ser·en·dip·i·ties
1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
2. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
3. An instance of making such a discovery.
I like to gather ideas for our learning adventures. I look at the usual school documents, at kids’ interests, and at the liturgical year. At life.
Here is where the book “A Continual Feast” is a big help…
As are the sampling of other books shown above.
And websites such as ~