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by Tracy Liebmann
without a curriculum means looking at life with our family as a philosophy of experiential
learning, one that downplays the intellectual tendency to predict and control."
But What About Math?
by Holly Rebekah Graff
"Real math is a way of thinking, a way of seeing,
the use of logic and abstraction. School math is all hung up on numbers, but mathematical
reasoning can be conveyed and understood in all sorts of creative ways."
Apple Juice and
by Sharon Miller
"I wanted to hear just one
other family express some frustration. Some fear. Some worry. Maybe even
by Karen Ridd
shows, for instance, that IQ can predict between 1% and 20% of success in a given job (the
average is 6%). Emotional Intelligence, on the other hand, has been found to be
directly responsible for between 27% and 45% of job success, depending on which field of
employment was under study."
Living a Lumpy Life: Why "Well
Rounded" Isn't Our Goal
by Jen Lynch
well-rounded implies molded, smoothed by outside hands until there are no distinguishing
marks, no edges to rest on. Well-rounded means that someone else has decided what to
study and when and how much. Well-rounded means endlessly rolling, never being so
excited about something that you must stop."
A Typical Day
An unschooling mother describes her children's day.
Frogs, Tents and Bugs.... Oh,
by Jenny Penton
"I poked my head out of my tent to
get a closer look. What I saw changed me."
The Importance of Not
by Nathanael Schildbach
"I suppose I should
find solace in the fact that both the Dalai Lama and my wife are okay with saying, 'I don't
know.' There is clearly a lesson in that for me, as well as some sort of knowledge that the
should I'm carrying around is neither helpful nor healthy."
Unschoolers Building Sustainable
Communities in the Suburbs
by Laurie Goodman
"Let us go out and talk with those who
are home. "
"I like to think of life and the learning that happens as a puzzle with no edge
Reviews of unschooling resources.
a poem by
unschooler Caroline Martin