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Unschooling Article From Education Week

‘Unschooling’ Stresses Curiosity More Than Traditional Academics By Michelle R. Davis As yellow school buses rumble through Nicole Puckett’s Spokane, Wash., neighborhood, her eight children are often asleep in bed. When they wake up, instead of heading to school, they go downstairs to begin another day of “unschooling”, an educational approach that is the subject of much debate among home-schoolers and...

John Holt Interview

John Holt was a teacher when he wrote How Children Fail and How Children Learn. He eventually quit teaching and became a speaker and supporter of education reform and went on to write several more books. Deciding that schools could not be reformed, he focused his energies on alternatives to conventional schooling. He founded Growing Without Schooling, America’s first homeschooling magazine and continued writing until...

Unschooling Article: The Chicago Sun

*originally posted in 2006* Eighteen-year-old Abby Stewart got word this month that she won early admission to elite Princeton University, even though she has never set foot in a high school classroom. She also wrapped up a huge challenge — dancing the Snow Queen role in “The Nutcracker Suite” at the Athenaeum Theatre — largely because she has never set foot in a high school classroom. Five years ago,...

Courier Journal Unschooling Article

‘Unschooling’ popularity grows: Children pursue what interests them As other children are waking up and heading toward the school bus on a Tuesday morning, Adele Schiessle asks her children if they want to spend the day playing on a 6,000-square-foot indoor inflatable play area. Collin, 6, and Amber, 7, agree that would be a pleasant way to start the morning. After they play on the bouncy furniture, they head back...

Homeschooling Article In Business Week

This article from Business Week was originally posted in 2006 and is mainly about homeschooling, not unschooling. It’s a pretty good article but obviously written by someone who doesn’t have first hand knowledge of homeschooling because they didn’t refute the inaccurate stereotype of homeschooled kids not being “socialized”. A growing number of affluent parents think they can do better than any...

Winners in the "Why Homeschool Is Cool" ...

I received this e-mail last week with the results from the Why Homeschool is Cool Video Contest. Some of the entries were fabulous and so creative!! My kids & I really enjoyed watching them.Joanne,Here is some information about a contest that Laurel Springs School, the leader in distance learning education, and YouTube held to get children who are homeschooled more involved with technology by creating their own videos on...

The Unschooling Unmanual

I received a very nice e-mail from Jan Hunt asking me to pass along the following news about the upcoming book, The Unschooling Unmanual, which I’m really looking forward to reading. Hi Joanne,I love your blogs and would like to post some information about our new unschooling book on An Unschooling Life. I’ll attach the press release – you can read an excerpt at http://www.naturalchild.org/unmanual/ . Let me...

Homeschooling on Dr. Phil:part 1

Thoughts on the Dr. Phil show

If you didn’t get a chance to see it, scroll down to the next post watch it.Dayna Martin, who appeared with her family on the show is a member of an unschooling group I belong to. She gave me her permisssion to reprint some of what she posted to our group about the show. My husband and I were guests on the Dr. Phil show. We flew out to Hollywood from New Hampshire to represent Unschoolers on the show. A few days before...

Homeschooling on Dr. Phil:part 2