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Unschooling College: Many Ways

I left high school at the age of 15 to homeschool, at 18 I started to travel the world, write, and run my own businesses. I’ve never been to college full time. And now I value “unschooling college” and “worldschooling” just as much as unschooling high school. Unschooling college can mean many different things and there are many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Summer, 2010!

(Please check-out the itinerary for this trip to see what sort of things we’ll do, plus see photos from the 2009 Japan trip here!) Experience Japan with Worldschool Travel Tours in summer, 2010 when the festivals are happening and fireworks are flying! This trip is especially for homeschooling and unschooling young adults and teens who […]

True freedom in life and education: doing what you really want

Something I really started thinking about when I was unschooling high school was the nature of true freedom. Basically, I came to the conclusion that lack of restrictions was not enough: to be truly free we need to know the truth and be able to do what we truly want deep down inside. Years later […]

Back from Northeast Unschooling Conference 2009

I just got back from the Northeast Unschooling Conference this past weekend and I had a blast! There were a couple things I didn’t like during the conference but looking back now I’m just really happy about all the things I did enjoy. The first day, as I already blogged about there were few people […]

Day One at Northeast Unschooling Conference and Untraditional Adult Paths Discussion

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 […]

Worldschool Stories: Selling My Books at the Northeast Unschooling Conference

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 […]

7 Reasons to Send Your Child to School and 1 Reason To Unschool

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.

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.