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Experience vs. Being
Tracy Million Simmons
"I was witnessing a 'lesson' on how to swing - a
well-meaning grandmother and a poor, befuddled, four-year-old boy. 'I'm done,' the boy
whined. 'You're not done. You haven't learned how to swing yet. How is grandma supposed to
teach you how to swing if you don't pay attention and practice? Now forward. Now back....'"
But How Will They
Ever Learn to Stand in Line
by Shannon M. Reichard
socialization look like in an unschooling family? Here's one wonderful example.
by Jessica Hunt
Collecting shells and creating
puns combine, for one unschooling family, in a fun, biographical learning adventure.
by Tammy Takahashi
"In schools, children are taught that, no matter how
much they know and understand, they should always be learning more – that unless they
know it all, they don’t know enough. It has been argued many times that the definition
of success has become determined by the amount of stuff that we have (and our aspirations to
have more). It has become the same way in education."
Unschooling With the Muse
by Ren Allen
Is it possible to be an unschooling parent as well as a
creative, inspired artist/author/musician/etc.? Yes, and our children will benefit from our
DELVING IN: Exploring Non-Newtonian
by Christy O'Neal
Find out about such non-Newtonian
fluids as quicksand and liquid body armor, and learn how to make goop, slime and silly putty
from household ingredients.
by Miranda Demarest
Curriculum for unschoolers? It's not
what you think! A mother describes what she would like her children to know as they grow
into the world.
The Work of Unschooling
by Heather Woodward
"Often people think that unschoolers simply let their
children wander aimlessly without doing anything with them." But, what does unschooling
reviews of unschooling resources
a poem by
a poem by
Natural Learning (Why It
by Julie Persons
A mother recalls her own educational
journey and describes the freedoms she wants for her children.