Table of Contents
Together: Mixing Unschooling and University
by Rebecca Ellis
university studies not only enrich my own life but also enrich the lives of my children. We
learn together and are able to share our intellectual passions with each other.'"
by Mary Thomas Draper
"No money was spent, no additional consumption made.
A child was getting his needs met by being with his mom and having his desire honored.
Abundance can come from within."
It's Amazing What Some Cardboard and
Tape Can Do
by Amy Hood
"For well over a year, Vaughan
had been asking for a play cash register. I see the educational value in having one, but I
hate the plastic ones that look so junky, and the nice-looking wooden ones are so expensive.
Now, we have a carefully constructed cardboard register that cost practically nothing."
Letting the Bus Go By
by Elizabeth Roberts
"Megan Rose would be considered a special needs child
by the school system. The thought of placing Megan Rose on a bus, alone or even with her
siblings had they been headed to the nearby elementary school, still gives me a breathless,
cold feeling in my chest. She’s young. She wouldn’t understand.
She would be alone.'"
Pressure and Unschooling
by Sharon Miller
"We belong to an informal group of homeschooling
families in our small town. None of the families will admit to “unschooling.”
There is pressure to adhere to some curriculum so that when asked by outsiders, “What
do you do for school?” we have a concrete answer – a definitive plan to point
Homeschoolers and "Multiple
by Karen Ridd
Gardner's theory of "Multiple
Intelligences" is presented as another way that learning outside of school may be more
meaningful to children - especially those who aren't verbal/linguistic or
Why I'm an Unschooling
by Jan Zeiger
"Just five years ago, I was a classroom
teacher who didn’t see the value of homeschooling. Look how far I’ve come; now I’m
an unschooling mom!"
Unschooling Parents: Turning More
than Just Educational Philosophy on its Head
by Laurie Goodman
"Once we realize how school systems have manipulated our learning styles, value
systems, views on competition, hierarchy, ‘class’ divisions, socialization and
sense of self-worth, we ask ourselves, what other aspects of life have we merely accepted as
normal? This creates a chain reaction of new learning."
DELVING IN: The World of Pen
Are We Really
Missing Out? by Anna Richardson
So, Where Do I Find a Pen Friend? by Shana Ronayne
Reviews of unschooling resources.