Just got back from the first day of the Northeast Unschooling Conference! Small turnout at my Travel Presentation but I think there will be a bigger crowd at the Untraditional Adult Paths discussion I’m leading with Idzie on Saturday 2-3pm. I noticed that my travel presentation was one of the first scheduled events and I […]
Archive for August, 2009
I put together a couple small books for the Northeast Unschooling Conference that include writings about unschooling, homeschooling and travel tales from around the world entitled: Worldschool Stories. One book includes the first rap/poem I performed, “Whole Education Without Getting Schooled”, my first speech One the Importance of Whole Soul Safety or The Real Reason to […]
My WordPress blog and my website www.eligerzon.com have merged together! All the content form my eligerzon.wordpress.com blog, including comments and everything, can be found now be found at: www.eligerzon.com/blog You can go to directly to that address or just go anywhere on the eligerzon.com site and click on the new “Blog” tab in the middle of […]
A mother explains the seven reasons she’s decided to send her child to school this year even though many of her friends have chosen unschooling/homeschooling. Eli Gerzon responds to each reason and gives his one reason to unschool: your child has a beautiful light and school will damage it and the bond you have with her.
Eli Gerzon talks about a typical day as an unschooling teenager. Literature group and other classes organized by homeschoolers, classes at local community college, learning from reading, writing, and walking in the woods. Some unschoolers take a full college workload, some take no classes.
I’ve thought a lot about all the terms for homeschooling: unschooling, worldschooling, self-education, life learning, autodidact, etc. I just read a post defending the term “unschooling”. Idzie’s a grown unschooler from Montreal who has a very cool blog called I’m Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write. She makes some very interesting points in this post. When […]
A list of unschooling conferences in and around Boston, Dallas, Texas, San Diego, California, Maryland, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, New Jersey, Bermuda, Sante Fe, New Mexico, northern Ohio, Columbia, South Carolina, and Illinois welcoming all unschoolers, homeschoolers, and anyone interested.
I was inspired by a quote from John Steinbeck to write more about race, racism, and welcoming diversity in the homeschooling scene and at unschooling conferences. I also quote Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. from a great YouTube video you can watch here. In 1961, Steinbeck talked with a wealthy white man in […]
After I left school and started unschooling, I had freedom, I put my trust in myself, and I did a lot of healing work. Still there was a fear inside me that took me years to be fully aware of and make the choice not to let it control my actions. Recently I rediscovered a […]
I’ve been reading The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas by Mahatma Gandhi, and compiling quotes from it. Reading it I’m impressed by the truth, compassion, determination, and non-violence in the way he thought, let alone acted. Of course, I knew about him getting the English out of […]