Resources: Discussion Groups / Email Lists / Boards
Remember, not every list will fit
your needs. Search for a list where you feel comfortable. Also, many lists that are not
specifically designated for unschoolers may be filled with unschoolers! For a great perspective
on list-joining, check out this article.
Unschooling Discussion Groups /
African American Unschoolers is for African-American Moms (and Dads!) who
use the whole world as their child(ren)'s classroom.
A space in which
radical unschooling can be seriously discussed as it applies to young children.
A list for unschoolers who are interested in moving towards a sustainable lifestyle.
Dedicated to the discussion of unschooling. Sponsored by Home Education Magazine.
about unschooling math, deschooling math, deprogramming math anxiety, and just plain having fun with
math! This list is dedicated to exploring
how math can be learned without "school", without canned curricula, without lesson plans,
without artifically dividing it up into grade levels and testing and drilling it to death; and how
math is naturally all around us and how children (and adults too!) are doing math all the time,
whether they realize it or not. LOL!
"A list for Quakers and fellow seekers who either homeschool
their children or are interested in homeschooling and other alternative approaches to education."
Low volume, inspiring discussions. Very unschooler-friendly.
On this list there will be no talk of curriculum, partial enrollment,
spanking, chore charts, punitive coercion, arbitrary limitations, forced respect, or anything else
that doesn't jive with radical unschooling. This list is for discussing radical unschooling by
people who already "get it" and want to connect with other radically unschooling Christian families.
A discussion and support group for radical or whole-life unschoolers with a
focus on using the Law of Attraction. The group also promotes offering support and encouragement to
others while discussing radical or whole-life unschooling.
A new group that has started out strong.
RUL (Radical Unschooling List)
support, information, perspective, and enlightenment to anyone already unschooling or interested in
Unschooling discussion list for unschoolers living in a rural area or thinking (or dreaming) about
moving to a rural area. If you have to drive to the city to find other unschoolers, this group is
for you. Urban dwellers are welcome, too.
This list is a forum for those either radically unschooling or learning how
to radically unschool to discuss our Shining children (Highly Sensitive, Out of Sync,
Asperger’s traits, Explosive) and all the glorious and challenging issues that accompany life
with them. High volume list.
A mailing list for former home/unschoolers of any philosophical persuasion. Currently quiet, there
are a few dozen members. Try starting up a conversation!
Around the World
Would members of your unschooling family get a kick out of sending and
receiving postcards from other unschooling families around the world?! That is the purpose of this
group -- to unite unschooling families from across the globe through tangible tokens of Joy
delivered right to the mailbox! There is no need to debate whether or not a post fits into the
unschooling lifestyle here. This is a relaxed group of unschoolers focusing on inclusion and
A list designed for those new to the philosophy of radical unschooling.
The purpose of this list is to move out of our own comfort zones as we
critically examine our beliefs, ideas, and viewpoints about learning, and seek a deeper
understanding of unschooling and more respectful relationships with our children. The list is
intended for discussion of radical unschooling rather than support. NOTE: This list has recently
moved from Yahoo! Groups to Google Groups.
This discussion list is the companion communications
forum for the Unschooling.com website.
Unschooling Families on
Unschooling Families on the Road is for families that work/live/play/learn
while on the road. Why have textbooks and curriculum when the whole world can be your
Unschooling families recognize and honor the value of video gaming in our lives.
Not only entertainment value, but real learning value. Real learning in doing something that we love
to do. That's unschooling in action! This
group is for unschooling gamers of all ages to connect and chat and share tips and tricks and
otherwise meet and have fun!
The Unschooling List
The longest running unschooling discussion list. High volume, very casual.
Here's a place to share the amazing resources your family has found and to
discover even more ways to feed your children's passions! Games (of all sorts), books, science
equipment, websites, television shows, art supplies, toys, movies, math manipulatives, magazines,
etc.... LOTS of etc! Sponsored by Live Free Learn Free.
"Whether you're a seasoned unschooler, are using an eclectic approach with
some elements of unschooling, or are just beginning to explore the variety of homeschooling
approaches, you'll find plenty of friendly discussion and support here."
Mothering.com: Learning at Home and
unschooler-friendly. A non-cliquish, extremely friendly environment makes this a great place for
those who may be a bit shy about posting.
Radical unschooling message boards run by Pam Sorooshian.
Veg Source Unschooling Board
For experienced unschoolers and those interested
in learning more about unschooling.