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Columbus, Lies My Teacher Told Me, and Leaving School for Unschooling

Columbus helped inspire me leave school and start unschooling. Really, at age 15 I read Lies My Teacher Told Me: What American History Textbooks Got Wrong and it had a profound effect on me: especially the part about the atrocities Columbus committed. Of my own volition, on my own time, I read Lies My Teacher Told […]

My advice to a mom considering unschooling

I got an e-mail from a mom considering unschooling but feeling uncertain with doubts. I wrote her back with encouragement, reasons to unschool, and advice on how to get started unschooling. I asked if I could share our e-mails on my blog and she said: “I would love for you to share our dialogue with […]

Typical Day As Unschooling Teen in High School

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.

Upcoming Unschooling Conferences 2009-2010

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.

My Unschooling and Trust Journey

In my last post I talked about how trust is key in unschooling. To learn to be free we need to trust ourselves even if things start out rough, and they certainly did when I started unschooling! “Decompression” is what unschoolers call it when you start unschooling and “do nothing” for awhile. My first several […]

Unschooling and Trust

“Unschooling is about trust.” This is what I often hear unschoolers say. Sometimes I put it this way: “Unschooling is about having confidence in freedom, or free people’s ability to guide their own lives.” The most basic meaning of unschooling is to homeschool without using a pre-packaged curriculum and instead the students follows their own […]