This is Adora Svitak, a 12-year old author who does public speaking to educators and kids around the country. She exhibits just a little of the wisdom our kids can share, if we’re willing to listen to them.
Biological Foundations for Self-Directed Education
In this post Peter Gray wishes to be a bit more precise about the biological design for self-directed education. It lies largely, I suggest, in four powerful drives that exist in all normal children: curiosity, playfulness, sociability, and planfulness.
A day in the life of an unschooling family
I have documented a real day for our family. I havent pieced together what might happen — I actually carried around a piece of paper and logged in the activities of our 7 member brood — at least those activities I was aware were happening. By Catherine Pillinger.
How to make your home a natural learning environment
While they shouldn’t be completely left to their own devices, there are steps you can take to ensure your kids adopt a self-directed attitude of learning. Here’s how you can easily transform your home into a natural learning environment–not just for today, but for the future.
Learning Every Minute
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Our daily lives are teeming with opportunities for learning. If you look at your life closely, you will realize there are a myriad of teachable moments each day.
Living Joyfully With Children
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Win and Bill Sweet talk about how to maximize freedom and success, minimize fear and failure.
Method Maze: To School or Not To School
As a formerly “school-at-home” family, it amazes me to look back and see the metamorphosis that has taken place in my own family. We have chosen what I like to call “natural learning” method. By Annette Hall.
I suggest a curriculum broken down into three areas:
1. What’s practical.
2. Familiar interests.
3. New interests.
Unschooling – A typical (?) day
By Sandy Keane: “Can anyone give me an accurate example of unschooling? What exactly is it? Please if you could, give me an example of a typical day in an unschooling home. Thank you.”
Unschooling High School
If we set their goals for them, externally, if we direct their learning and their schedule, how do they learn to do this themselves? How will they ever become internally motivated if someone other than themselves is always setting their schedule? By Karen Gibson.
What Are You Rushing For?
Do you stop and ask yourself what you’re rushing for? What is so important that you are pushing your child so quickly through their childhood?
More about Unschooling
Constructing Knowledge With Children
How to Report Unschooling to School Officials
How To Unschool Legally
Natural Learning Method At Home
Pros And Cons of the Unschooling Homeschool Method
Resources For Unschooling
Success of Unschooling vs. School-At-Home
Unschooling All Summer
Unschooling Beginning Guide
Unschooling Mail Lists, Social Networks, etc.