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Unschooling Conversation

I was fooling around with xtranormal.com and decided to make a video , inspired by Homeschooling Conversation From The Future. It’s my first try so go easy on me. *lol* I didn’t realize there could be different voices until someone told me, so the next one will be better. If you could go to youtube (click the video title to go to the video on youtube), and give it a thumbs up and a comment, I will love you...

Transitioning from Unschooling to College

My name is Autumn Slage and I am 17 years old. My family and I began our Unschooling journey in the Summer of 2006, just as I was starting the 7th grade. Unfortunately, my 7 previous years included: Control, fear and lack of imagination. As you can probably guess, I am talking about the public school system. I could probably take up pages on how the public schools affected my life negatively and mentally on a day to day basis...

20/20: Stupid in America

Update: Sorry! The video was pulled from youtube. I’ll try and ind a replacement. Tags: free thought, homeschoolers, learning, learning without school, limits and rules, natural desire, preconceived notions, public school system, unschooling encouragement Related posts The Animal School (4) Why Whole Life Unschooling? (5) What Is Unschooling? (5) Unschooling My Children (4) My Five Best Ho

Homeschooling Conversation From The Future

Two women meet at a playground, where their children are swinging and playing ball. The women are sitting on a bench watching. Eventually, they begin to talk. … Woman #1: Hi. My name is Maggie. My kids are the three in red shirts — helps me keep track of them. Woman #2: (Smiles) I’m Terri. Mine are in the pink and yellow shirts. Do you come here a lot? W1: Usually two or three times a week, after we go to...

The Animal School

This was written by George Reavis, who was an assistant superintendent of the Cincinnati Public Schools. Once upon a time the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of a “new world” so they organized a school. They had adopted an activity curriculum consisting of running, climbing, swimming and flying. To make it easier to administer the curriculum, all the animals took all the...

Deschooling For Parents

In order for homeschooling/unschooling to work for us, I had to go through my own deschooling process, which was more deep rooted and tangled up than my kids deschooling was for them. Because I went to school longer than they had, and knowing the public school system from both as a student and as a parent, it was harder for me to look at education and school a different way than I had before. For those who’ve never...

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit Schoo...

Customer Review: You won’t find this book on a school library shelf–it’s pure teenage anarchy. With the exception of a forwarding note to parents, this book is written entirely for teenagers, and the first 75 pages explain why school is a waste of time. Grace Llewellyn insists that people learn better when they are self-motivated and not confined by school walls. Instead of homeschooling, which connotes...

Self-Learning

“…recent studies show that online learning, distance learning, and self-learning in general, are not only more convenient, but, in fact, more effective than the classroom, for high school, college and adult learners”. “The walls of academia, and the costs of learning, are crumbling before our eyes and ears”. “For those who are conditioned to think that learning only happens in a classroom,...

Real Learning

Originally posted in 2006 My daughter Jacqueline (age 7) is self taught on the subject of space/the universe. She’s interested in learning about the universe, because she’s interested in the universe, and that interest has taken her in many directions. I’ve been re-reading Guerrilla Learning by Grace Llewellyn and I wanted to share this: “Real learning requires meaning. Meaningless information can be...

Quotes About School

“It is nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreak and ruin. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.” -Albert...