Learning to recognize the learning in everyday activities is a skill we develop.
And often in high school years, especially during those periods of when we are struggling with comparison, doubts, and fears…
– what I call “the niggles” –
sometimes we need to step back and consciously, intentionally,
re-learn to recognize all that lovely learning.
One of the best ways I know to do that is inspired by Learn Nothing Day.
In Unschooling circles, Learn Nothing Day is July 24th, but you can choose any day to do this.
And you don’t have to be an unschooler either.
It’s just a great exercise – and fun too, especially if you involve your kids.
The goal is to intentionally, consciously set out to learn absolutely nothing over the course of one day.
Is it possible to learn nothing in a day?
Honestly, I don’t know. Cuz we have never succeeded.
And typically we can’t make it past the first hour of the day. All it takes is a conversation at my house, or to pick our phones.
But the point is to get really conscious.
To be really intentional in the effort to NOT learn.
And in the process, it helps us recognize all the little points of learning that naturally are happening in the day.
If you choose to accept the Learn Nothing Challenge, pick a day, let your kids know, and set forth…
I’d love to hear how it goes for you.