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Radical Unschooling: the Negative Post

Years ago, I wrote a blog post called Intro to Radical Unschooling. In it, I described some of the things I like about radical unschooling. I said I’d write another blog post addressing negative things I don’t like about it. Finally, this is that post. Why Now? I heard of radical unschooling in 2007 at a […]

Intro to Radical Unschooling

Something that’s been new for me since I got onto the national unschooling conference scene two years ago is the term and philosophy of radical unschooling. It’s based on the idea that unschooling trusts children and gives them freedom in learning and education: radical unschooling gives them the same freedom in every other area of their […]

Welcoming Diversity at Unschooling Conferences

Eli Gerzon writes about welcoming diversity at unschooling conference and into the unschooling scene as a whole. Examples are given of seeming racism against African-American unschoolers was shown at the Northeast Unschooling Conference in Massachusetts, in 2008 and at the Rethinking Education Conference in Texas in 2008. Unschooling advocate Erika Davis-Pitre, an African-American unschooling advocate’s session on diversity is referred to. There is a need to put special attention and effort on trusting and welcoming diversity, people who appear different that will have the same sort of amazing results as trusting has had in other areas of unschooling.

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 […]