JoVE wrote a nice retrospective in response to mine yesterday — This Time Last Year. It made me wish that I had been a bit more philosophical in my entry, but my mind doesn’t seem to be working that way right now. Educationally, last year in July, it appears I was thinking about whether you could plan and still be an unschooler.
My friend and planning-guru Cindy wrote a series of posts describing how she does this. Over the past year, I have managed to learn that you can still plan and organize, even as an unschooler, if that’s how you operate in real life. The trick is to use the plans as a travel-guide not a sort of railroad track. And if you find yourself backing up on a rocky one-lane cliffside road, well, it’s worth it for the beauty of the scenery and the experience.