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I tweet for the Black married moms who homeschool. We outchea. Unschooler. Gentle parenting.

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Joined Twitter 3/11/09


@wideeyedla Being able to work at your own pace is HUGE! It makes a tremendous difference. @thomasbenwhite https://t.co/dqA0MRBsx0What? https://t.co/tFnuHfACsF @robyurkowski2 But he doesn’t just come up to me and say, “Mom 2x2=4.” His siblings do. They are eager to share t… https://t.co/lnVgqaDZpt @robyurkowski2 Sounds familiar. I know he knows a ton, but there’s no way to know what he knows. He doesn’t just… https://t.co/ed4r5TzcUK @LifeStarMedia I agree with you. People who say “you talk white” are usually referring to the way someone sounds, n… https://t.co/gkYkW5yggZ @wideeyedla School just isn’t a good fit for everyone. That shouldn’t be such a radical idea. Nothing works for ev… https://t.co/rSbTQkTQJyI remember that moment. It has been the best decision we ever made. The journey has been an unexpected delight in… https://t.co/oPT88SytbQ @oliviahaliha We all think he’s so awesome! He doesn’t worry. He giggles while he plays. He is super affectionate.… https://t.co/Eos8pFfad4I think he makes me realize how I’m not finished deschooling.Him informing me “bananas are berries” was he first time he ever said something like that. Well, not really. He’s… https://t.co/R6Fzuw2RhxOut of all the kids, he is the least “academic”. We call him a “true kid”. He doesn’t try to act grown up at all.… https://t.co/1dQHNWbXBEAs I was getting ready for work, I watched 9yo son. I watched him enter the email and password in for Disney+, star… https://t.co/uekxjkeFcN
8/6
2020
Unschooling is not unparenting! https://t.co/Nidgg95M2N
8/5
2020
@DBHartsh When you actually unschool, you realize it’s not extreme at all. I’m not a radical unschooler. I always… https://t.co/1YhjRVx9pZ @PhilipMott1 Def accidental! 😂It’s not “extreme” unschooling, it’s just umschooling. If it’s not completely self directed, it’s something else.… https://t.co/2PEb7gwboA
8/3
2020
@rantmission Oh yeah! They keep talking about how challenging it is. I love it because it’s two player, not 1 v 1,… https://t.co/jUda4jUrnh @Idzie I don’t see how my Black kids will fare any worse with Unschooling than schooled Black kids, in fact I know… https://t.co/dLUoHnCvCt @Idzie Also, I always talk about how these homeschool articles are made for and by white people. Schools have not… https://t.co/u1zDATLajZ @Idzie It’s only dangerous bc it doesn’t promote the ideas of capitalism that are ingrained in schooling. They are… https://t.co/mzlkBuccdSIf you add IMO before every tweet, you will be less offended while scrolling.I ordered some dresses from Old Navy and realized I am too old for throw away clothes. @eShakti dresses only for me. @bearlechien That’s true. The kids do learn from the actual game too. My youngest have learned a lot of math skil… https://t.co/kyd9od0SbqThey’re playing it now! https://t.co/5q88A0saaD @cara__noel Daughter did the same thing when she first discovered Hamilton. She researched online, as well as the… https://t.co/E7fjcsP4uGSon14 joined Goodreads to see the books I’ve read, so he can get recommendations from me on what to read. Plus,… https://t.co/jIXAvpNI6E @ThePharcyder Thank you 🙏🏾Everything is educational, including video games. You have no idea what will inspire research and deeper underst… https://t.co/K0OBjy58GbWhen people say video games are detrimental to children, I’m always like https://t.co/KaZtRFTAMG @ANMGameschool You got it!The kids convinced Hubs to get them a video game called Cup Head, which inspired them to research the origins of th… https://t.co/OCJ4y2LKdtWhen people say kids won't willingly do hard things, what they usually actually mean is that kids won't do the thin… https://t.co/NKoHRIgQiK
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8/2
2020
I get frustrated by the idea of knowing things by certain times. I hate it when it’s done to me, because what is t… https://t.co/gu7tUbmUhrWhat do you think when someone says, “You should know this already/by now?”Many of the things rewarded in school do not have productive-world implications: Color inside the lines Avoid maki… https://t.co/azEd0WnEsB
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7/31
2020
@Idzie You were Unschooling as a child. I currently have children who unschool. Plus, you say really dope stuff.
7/30
2020
@TonyKryptonian They were together; not engaged. He was her BF, and she ASKED him to come and he was the only one w… https://t.co/oanu3Q2VGX
7/29
2020
Y’all know homeschool “pods” have been around for years right? This isn’t some new thing, we have been a part of gr… https://t.co/sbkr156ZTP
Retweeted by Mother Bae IThere’s something about having the images go with the thoughts.I have a Pinterest board called Just Homeschool Already that I made 2 years before I figured out how I could.I literally make my goals on Pinterest at the beginning of every year. It has worked amazingly well. https://t.co/3w1tgJwxqu @TonyKryptonian I think Roy would’ve done anything Pam asked. One example - He shows up to her art show (Jim didn’… https://t.co/KQUM8zRc61 @TonyKryptonian Personally, I would take Roy over Jim any day. I’m glad Roy left that toxic relationship, met his… https://t.co/iE9lC4J4Mu @TonyKryptonian Pam is a pushover who never told Roy how to treat her.
7/28
2020
Dory: He said it’s time to let go. Everything’s gonna be alright. Marlin: How do you KNOW? How do you know that so… https://t.co/KpPZblyBpPSeriously...on a practical level, how do you sort your identity from something that requires so much of your time a… https://t.co/30mQ1j9DvS
Retweeted by Mother Bae IAs always, yes, even a good job. Anything that dictates your sleep patterns, where you live, who you spend time ar… https://t.co/hkBaqWkupi
Retweeted by Mother Bae I“Your job isn’t who you are” is a partial truth to keep you invested in the system. The whole truth starts when w… https://t.co/VE1qkfZQ3d
Retweeted by Mother Bae IBeing laid off has really forced me to think about how I - like most of my peers in their 20s - have been taught to… https://t.co/Npa6SHqDZz
Retweeted by Mother Bae II know this is random, but I’m up at 4am watching the Office, and the more times I watch it, the more I actually like Roy. Jim is a punk.Unpopular opinion: Jim and Pam should have just stayed friends.Sometimes I wonder when we talk about kids missing the “social” part of school if that just means being around othe… https://t.co/P2CMQpRKlh
Retweeted by Mother Bae Ithe fact that we had to ASK to use the restroom in school is so weird, like i really have to ask to take care of my personal business??
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7/27
2020
@CircleReader @tiersaj @Idzie In my experience, many people have not consciously thought about education as about t… https://t.co/EKBojDc0T0
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @CircleReader @tiersaj @Idzie Reminding people that institutional education is/has values is akin to reminding peop… https://t.co/gOM8a1SE19
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @Idzie The way I know Unschooling is “working” is by talking to and having deep meaningful relationships with the… https://t.co/FYCOcph1ap @Idzie So many people miss the part where choosing alternatives to institutional schooling is about having differen… https://t.co/WcBs6GQ0ss
Retweeted by Mother Bae IWhen you reject both of those assumptions--that children should learn how to take tests, & especially that they sho… https://t.co/xQUMGtV2WE
Retweeted by Mother Bae IBecause it's so ubiquitous, many treat standardized testing as if it's a neutral judge of neutral knowledge, as if… https://t.co/0OKRndCe8L
Retweeted by Mother Bae ITHIS. There was a study years ago of under 70 some kids in the Maritimes, age 10 & under, 12 of whom were unschoole… https://t.co/6Pshm4YwGt
Retweeted by Mother Bae IAlso, “teach” often puts the onus on someone else. “Learn” makes it your own responsibility. People often say, “W… https://t.co/1m3pUBxXIWWe discussed more why we don’t say “teach”,and decided “teach” implies there is an end. “I taught you X”, implies t… https://t.co/EiMLUwqwAz
7/26
2020
If you succeed within a system it’s hard to see how fucked up it is.
Retweeted by Mother Bae II have a smart brother who is a therapist and he keeps reminding me that just because you’re at home with enough to… https://t.co/oTSHbqLFfL
Retweeted by Mother Bae ISometimes I sit and think back to all the times I let blatant racism slide because I didn’t want to be THAT person.… https://t.co/KF1h5AWkml
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @MBP_life I don’t believe we’re splitting hairs because like I said, the words we use shape the experience. The wo… https://t.co/OSuKh1dQe7 @MBP_life I don’t agree. I think “I learned” > “I taught myself”. For example, if you read a book and apply the k… https://t.co/2XPvNLvGirTruth! https://t.co/vfnIt3iVLr
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @MBP_life It’s like the distinction between, “I taught myself” vs “I learned”. @MBP_life I told my family my observation. We all agreed we say “show” because we don’t really believe in the conc… https://t.co/HiY4jOjZQxI believe the words we use shape our experience. It’s just funny to me because saying “show” instead of “teach” an… https://t.co/sqyRx7L9eGI had previously observed the kids never use the word “study”. They say “research”.I realized we rarely say teach in our home. We say “show”. Like if someone asks how to do something, we just say… https://t.co/hRezGTtNQ9“If you only see one solution to a problem, you don't understand the problem.” https://t.co/Bwiq2d9BOy
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @tiersaj “The problemis that most people only know how controlled kids behave ... “ ~ Joyce Fetteroll https://t.co/g6kGtPYnuL
Retweeted by Mother Bae ITraditional public schools are systemically racist. Not just racist policies here and there (e.g. shortage of teach… https://t.co/t1c2E238yc
Retweeted by Mother Bae IThe kids zodiac signs are so interesting to me. I don’t dig deeply into it, but just on the surface their signs ma… https://t.co/dpdSNLk1VJHe died this morning after a month of struggling. This isn't for sympathy. It's a warning. Wear your mask. Only… https://t.co/yWJUIC4jb7
Retweeted by Mother Bae II’ve got a joke about Unschooling, but you’ll learn it when you’re ready. https://t.co/ZJ3pjIQHbD @JennyLemker That’s the only way to get anything. That’s how Black America survived. @RenyTay Your analysis on the condition of BM is 🔥, but your food takes? 🗑is it depression or just an appropriate reaction to an unfettered global pandemic
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7/25
2020
@LiathTaigh 🙏🏾Standardized tests were not worth it before the pandemic, either. https://t.co/KGYc3L2ADY
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @neluunaa This is why Unschooling isn’t just an alternative to public school. It can literally get us free. But w… https://t.co/D2nfH4AVvt @CircleReader Well technically, they wouldn’t be breaking the law if the parents taught their children at night and… https://t.co/hAUIJKa0Vy @CircleReader What do you mean they’re illegal? What I was talking about was in NJ.Another day passed and I still haven’t had to use y=mx+b .
Retweeted by Mother Bae IA practice of gratitude is so restorative. It's almost magical ✨
Retweeted by Mother Bae II know this is a joke, but I seriously have been drinking the bold since March and I haven’t gotten Covid. AND I li… https://t.co/kDcze5exmG @notobiwankenobi People take the tenets of school and apply them to every other aspect of life. I don’t even think… https://t.co/eMdq8YcZoLWe decided to #homeschool when our 1st was a baby. I almost changed my mind when she was diagnosed with #autism. On… https://t.co/YOOUhmvPCK
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @NA_Dellsey @notobiwankenobi You reminded me of what Peter Grey said in Free to Learn https://t.co/npXZ97Av8Y @AbromeEd I do not care about your “What every kid needs to know by X grade” list. I couldn’t care less. School s… https://t.co/PNQ4AcTfPO @tiersaj @Nadie0699 Agree! Once I committed to homeschooling, it was just a matter of hanging on until I figured it… https://t.co/Oav1OMrw8S
Retweeted by Mother Bae I @tiersaj ThU! https://t.co/EseUGoxHHi
Retweeted by Mother Bae IIs that today? Oh well. We failed again this year. https://t.co/dEMCh1ShgAIt’s what I was saying before - people believe they can somehow control the outcome. If I send my kids to school,… https://t.co/HFGRCYdfNzPeople be like, “Unschoolers didn’t perform well on the test.” https://t.co/Fz8CictMd9
7/24
2020

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