If you're thinking of trying out unschooling for any of the following reasons, STOP right where you are and read this first. The worst reasons to try unschooling are as follows: Because you saw someone you admire doing it and it seems like a perfect lifestyle.Because it's the only good way to raise children.Because any... Continue Reading →
Real Life is DIY
So in September I got G, who is ten, a six month tinker crate subscription. Yesterday his monthly box came, and a couple hours later he came to me very upset because he’d accidentally busted the supplied battery set-up. His dad is kind of handy with that stuff so I sent him to see if... Continue Reading →
Strewing: A Learning Hack
There are many ways for a child to be introduced to new things--coercion doesn't have to be one of them.
Breaking News: Kid Writes Poetry in Summer
Learning happens all the time, in all seasons, and all environments!
What Improv Teaches About Unschooling
As the educational establishment grapples with its sense of identity, some wisdom from Viola Spolin.
Oh, Hey, I Already Know How to Parent Without School!
As an unschooler with fourteen years of school-free parenting under my belt, I would like to share some comforting ideas with parents. I promise you'll feel less stressed after reading this.
Covid-19 Daily Schedule for Maximum Soul Destruction
Children don’t flourish in a militantly-scheduled school environment, so don’t do it at home, either!
What We Learned about Education from Boring Meetings
I love it when someone asks me how I expect a child to learn without being taught and schooled. It's the easiest question because everyone already understands the answer from their own experience! I start by pointing out that kids really learn the same way older people do. They don't need special institutions to do... Continue Reading →
Teachable Moments are for the Birds
Tl;dr JUST ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS
Unschooling For Mastery
Unschooling allows the freedom to delve immersively into an interest for as many hours and days as they want.