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Life is Good Unschooling Conference 2016
A Path of Their Own
Northeast Unschooling Conference
For the Sake of Our Children by Leandre Bergeron
Challenging Assumptions in Education by Wendy Priesnitz
Beyond School by Wendy Priesnitz
What Really Matters by David Albert & Joyce Reed
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A Home Business Start-Up Guide by Wendy Priesnitz
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A free, web-based source of support and information about interest-based, learner-directed education for all ages (also known as life learning, unschooling, natural learning, and free-range learning). Life Learning Magazine was founded in 2002, so there are hundreds of articles on this site, and more are being added daily (now over 350). Check them out here.
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Life Learning Magazine 2015 Annual - Our 2015 Annual contains all the articles published in 2015 in one reasonably priced, indexed, PDF-format e-book. Read more.

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A Summer of Discovery - Travel is the opportunity to experience learning opportunities head on, and you don't have to go far to do it. Read more.

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Doing Their Best, Naturally - How do unschooling children learn to achieve, to apply themselves, to reach their full potential – to do their best? Read more.

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Doing Our Best - When We Want To - Potential involves both power and ability; too often, we focus on the ability part and neglect the personal power aspect. Read more.

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The Winding Road to Educating My Kids - A teacher traces her path from public school supporter, to private school, to homeschool, to private, and back to homeschool. Read more.

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The Art of Educational Illusions - Learning from an illusionist (and a ten-year-old boy) how not to manipulate a learner's attention to the stuff you think matters. Read more.

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The Evolution of a Life Learner - How a whole family undergoes a deschooling evolution from doing school-at-home to authentically life learning. Read more.

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The Dark Side of Competition - What if competition is not good for us, if it doesn't build character or push us to achieve excellence, if kids don't need it to thrive? Read more.

Life Learning Teens

Families of young children often wonder what unschooling looks like for teens and young adults. Here are some profiles of adults who learned without school, and articles by and about life learning teens. You can read many more like this by checking out our article index page.

Interview with Grown Unschooler Idzie Desmarais

Homeschoolers Prospering in the Real World

When Unschooled Kids Grow Up


Here at Life Learning Magazine, we coined the term "life learning" to describe a form of homeschooling that trusts and respects children, and that avoids the trappings of school. Here are some more articles that explore definitions. And check out our definitions page for even more on this topic.

Understanding Unschooling

Living As If School Doesn't Exist

Free-Range Learning: A Dialogue

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