What is Unschooling?

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Homeschooling. Worldschooling. Unschooling. I think I have used all of these terms interchangeably here on Our Global Adventure. In my own head though, and the one that I am hoping will work out the ‘best fit’ for our family is Unschooling (To all my teaching friends who read this, I just felt you shudder 🙂  ).  If you read my last post, you will know that last year our kids were attending a very nice private school which we handpicked ourselves from the selection in our area when our oldest was just a baby. So what is Unschooling and why have we made such a HUGE change in our plans for how our children learn? Continue reading

Have Kids – Must Educate

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As many of you will know already, I was a school teacher. I am still a teacher, my Degree says I’ll always be one, but these days I prefer to think of my self as a “World Education Facilitator’, but that’s a bit of a mouthful though right? Until Simon and I decided to live differently and travel with our children, I’m not sure if I would have dived into being my own children’s teacher, but we were certainly looking for a change. Continue reading

More Time With Your Children

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If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money – Abigail Van Buren Continue reading

Our Young Adventurers

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This Global Adventure that we are planning is all about two very important people. It would be our greatest success if they grow to be curious, open-minded explorers who never lose their lust for life. Continue reading

The Road Traveled So Far and Looking Forward in 2014

Welcome! If you are a new reader. Thanks for stopping by if you’re an oldie 🙂

We’re the Nitschke Family. You can learn more about us here. If you’ve been following along, you will already know that we currently live in Adelaide, in South Australia, but we hope to soon become citizens of Planet Earth. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? No, we’re not Superheroes, just an ordinary family who have had enough of the rat race. We are tired of being consumers, and we believe that there is a whole world of amazing lessons for our children outside of the classroom. We want to be their teachers now, and our lessons will include… Continue reading

Telling our Family and Friends

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Compared to selling everything we own to join the nomadic tribe, telling our family and friends about our decision to do this, has been THE HARDEST PART.

As we told them one by one, the negative responses began rolling in. We mulled over the feedback from those who we love most, and we realised that their concerns fell into three categories. Continue reading