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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 […]

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.

Unschoolers Reclaiming Homeschooling Term

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 […]

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.

Diversity, Unschooling Conferences, and Steinbeck, MLK, and Gandhi Quotes

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 […]

Freedom, Fear, and Unschooling

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 […]