Unschooling Home School

Unschooling: the Movie
Lee Stranahan’s film to show a little bit of what unschooling is about: a film based on the Stranahan family’s personal experience, as well as talks with Sandra Dodd (above), her family and other unschoolers.

Balancing in the Middle Ground
Letting children do nothing is as extreme as letting them do everything. Doing everything for them is as wrong as doing nothing for them. By Sandra Dodd, HEM N/D 03.

Five Steps to Unschooling
How unschoolers can be so certain about something that seems so counter intuitive to everything we’ve picked up about how kids need to learn. Joyce Kurtak Fetteroll, HEM J/F 00.

An Interview with Laura Grace Weldon
Our long-time HEM “Questions and Answers” columnist, Laura Weldon, is now the author of a wonderful recently published book, Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything. She shares research on how we all learn, ways we can connect with others, ideas for helping to create a nurturing community for our children, and insights from homeschoolers around the world.

Radical Unschooling
This is the unschooling “office” of Sandra Dodd, of Albuquerque. Mother of three.

Radio Free School
An all-volunteer weekly radio show by, for and about un-schoolers. Select a show, and on the show’s page, at the very bottom, click on “download” or “pls” to listen. Shows are about 30 minutes long.

The Unschooling List FAQ
Kathy Wentz put this page together to cover some of the things you might have always wanted to know about unschooling and the unschooling email list but were afraid to ask.

Unschooling or Homeschooling?
By Billy Greer. At one time they were just two terms for the same thing, so the question was like asking what the difference is between a car and an automobile.

Unschooling Undefined
What is it unschoolers don’t want anyway?

Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life, by Mary Griffith
Mary Griffith pulls no punches with her witty insights into her life as a homeschool mom, the making of herself into a “famous homeschool author,” and her part as a vital leader in the growth of homeschooling. By Ann Zeise.

What Is, and Isn’t Unschooling
Unschooling isn’t so much a method, as it is a way of looking at learning. It’s seeing the learning in everything. To me, it’s much more than just dropping the curriculum, although that’s an excellent place to start.

What is Unschooling?
Karen Gibson explains, “I find that one of the hardest things with unschooling is learning to trust that your child will learn what he needs to know for his own life, in his own time frame.”

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