Unschooling

See Also: Self-Directed Learning

Article: Unschooling the Gifted Child: Defining the Challenge from Within
by Lisa Rivero

www.unschooling.com/library/essays/giftedchild.shtml

A to Z’s Home’s Cool
homeschooling.gomilpitas.com
Go to the list on the left, look for homeschool methods and click on unschooling

Almost Unschoolers
http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/
This mom of six offers her insights blog-style, (which are archived and listed by category) and which are mostly based on activities she has shared with her children.  What’s great is that she gives step-by-step information and photographs that illustrate each step, as well as links to videos related to the topic or activity for each blog entry.

Freedom to Learn: Articles by Peter Gray (Via Psychology Today Online)
www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn
Several articles about unschooling and those who do it, including these below, which are informal studies of unschoolers:

What Leads Families to Homeschool, Report I
www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201202/the-benefits-unschooling-report-i-large-survey

What Leads Families to Homeschool, Report II
www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201203/what-leads-families-unschool-their-children-report-ii

The Challenges of Unschooling: Report III from the Survey
www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201204/the-challenges-unschooling-report-iii-the-survey

How to Be a Good Unschooler by Pam Sorooshian
http://sandradodd.com/pam/howto
13 ways to be a good unschooling parent are listed and explained here in this loving advice from one who has been there.

John Holt and Growing Without Homeschooling
www.holtgws.com/index.html
Articles and resources for ‘unschooling’

Jon’s Homeschool Website (Unschooling page)
www.midnightbeach.com/hs/unschool.html

Leaping From the Box
www.leapingfromthebox.com
Many resources in all subject areas for homeschooling or unschooling families

The Natural Child Project
www.naturalchild.org/
Articles, resources, philosophy of and how to do attachment parenting and unschooling or natural learning in your family.

On Unschooling and Learning – Articles by Pam Sorooshian
http://sandradodd.com/unschooling.html
Good thoughtful lists on Reasons for Homeschooling, Principles of Unschooling, and more.

Radical Unschooling by Sandra Dodd
http://sandradodd.com/unschooling.html
Blog, articles, unschooling news and other topics from links on this page.

The Unschool Forum (Santa Cruz)
www.groups.google.com/group/TheUnschool?pli=1
Connect with other unschoolers in Santa Cruz and post on their forum

Unschooling.com Website
www.unschooling.com
News, articles, networking, resources, GWC info, and more.
See also the essay:
Unschooling the Gifted Child: Defining the Challenge from Within, by Lisa Rivero
www.unschooling.com/library/essays/giftedchild.shtml

Unschoolers Online
http://unschoolers.com/
Check out their sections: Support Groups (listed by state) Articles, Resources, a list and explanation of 10 basic homeschooling methods, and a “Store” section to purchase “unschooling” logo clothing and other items for all members of the family.

Unschooling.com
http://unschooling.com
Offers audio talks, reviews, magazine, consulting services, and other support for unschooling families.

UnCollege
www.uncollege.org/team
With a Thiel grant, Dale Stephens has started a movement for ‘unschooling’ college, which can include ‘learning by doing’ or real-life learning, as well as other types of learning, along with de-emphasizing traditional classroom learning in colleges.

See a video with Dale speaking to CNN here

Read an article on CNN here

ZTC Zero Tuition College
www.ztcollege.com/
“Free website that supports self-directed learners who are purposefully skipping college. We connect students with experienced mentors, with each other, and with inspiring assignments.”