Monday, March 5, 2012


Some time last week I was talking to a friend about the time I taught kids to play the ukulele for a job. I was saying how the grade preps were so crazy - they barely even knew how to be at school, let alone learning an instrument. My friend was like "yeah, no one has given them the backstory"... which made me think, right, when do we ever get the backstory? The step-by-step instructions? The trouble-shooting manual? It so happened I was reading the wonderful Matte Resist's 'How & Why' at the time, so's I was in the mood for a bit of resistive thinking about unschooling and the like. At any rate, I figure, not having the instructions gives you a pretty good excuse for later, when you're not in prep, and you muff things up.