Often some time near March 1st, burnout sets in. Homeschooling doesn’t seem to be working. Maybe it’s time to become unschoolers, but how do you make the transition?
Curriculum To Unschooling
AN A to Z ARTICLE
From your Homeschooling Guide: From off-the-shelf to creating your own, to letting your child lead the way.
The Beginner’s Guide to Unschooling
An educational philosophy that provides for more freedom than any other learning method, and prepares kids for an uncertain and rapidly changing future better than anything else I know. My wife and I unschool four of our kids, and have been for several years. By Leo Babauta.
Beginning Unschooling: Some ideas
Don’t spend money at first. Read, meet other families, let your children have time to do what they’re interested in, or what they weren’t allowed to do before because of school. If they want to read or play in the yard or ride bikes or watch movies or draw or paint or play games, make that possible for them. By Sandra Dodd.
Disposable Checklists for Unschoolers
Here, then, are some possible replacement checklists and scheduling aids for those who truly want to unschool but who can’t breathe well or sleep soundly without a plan. By Sandra Dodd.
by Traci Matt
With the empty nest looming, author Traci Matt takes a look back at two decades of successes and regrets and offers field-tested ideas to help you on your home education journey. “Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I’d Known” features concrete suggestions to help you:
• Discover ways to take your family’s pulse and maintain a peaceful household.
• Realize how easy it can be to sidestep the isolation trap.
• Find creative ways to maintain your own identity amid a sea of others’ needs.
• Learn the one easy habit to help avoid conflict with busy teen drivers.
• Explain to others how your children are being properly socialized.
Liberate Your Education: Unschooling Is Not One-Size-Fits-All
Something odd is happening in the world of unschooling. We are currently seeing home educators who previously described themselves as “unschoolers” beginning to distance themselves from the term because the more “radical” elements of it are no longer something they identify with. This article is my attempt to examine and explain this phenomenon. Firstly, we need to look at how unschooling has evolved. By Susan Wight.
New to Unschooling? Begin at the Beginning
So you have prayed and researched and prayed a lot more and you definitely feel God calling you towards unschooling. Suddenly you are panicked – no more curriculum, no more parent-led schedules, no more kids being taught what the parents think the kids should know. Now what? By Heather, Christian Unschooling.com
My reason had always been that we needed more routine, more structure, than unschooling provided. I was looking for a curriculum to provide structure for us, rather than reforming my slackerly ways and adding more routine and structure to our lives, which I needed to do anyway, regardless of curriculum.
Ready For A Changing World
Unschooling is a decentralized style of education for a decentralized economy, by Wendy Priesnitz.
Unschoolers.org – About Me
The best part was that I got to be more like his sidekick and less like his parole officer. We became a team, giddy with our new-found freedom and a slight sense that we were getting away with something. It was thrilling!
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.