I am one of the authors over at Life Without School and the blog post I wrote went up and gone before I noticed to make mention of it. This was one of those posts that wrote itself. In my passion for the right-brained, creative learner, I have an adage that says: They love to learn; hate to be taught. I always joke at the beginning of my right-brained workshops that if a parent started with the traditional teaching methods and timeframes most of us were raised on in institutionalized schooling, we probably ran up against a brick wall fairly quickly: resistance!
In the unschooling world, people will claim that resistance means you are doing something poorly. But, after hearing the phrase, “I have a resistant learner” on my creative learner list for the umpteenth time, I took a closer look at the word “resistance” and discovered a communication tool. And so, here is my understanding of how resistance worked through our children called, Resistance: A Communication Tool.