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A free 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). There are hundreds of articles on this site, and more are being added daily. Enjoy!
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Unschoolers Learning Math in the Real World - How unschoolers learn math in the real world from things that don’t look like math but really are. You'll want to bookmark this article because it contains many useful suggestions. Read more.

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Mental Disorder or Survival Mechanism? - What schools and doctors today label and treat as problem behaviors and mental disorders can be seen as survival mechanisms, ancient traits that have helped kids adapt for generations. Read more.

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From Skipping School to Choosing School - An unschooled fifteen-year-old decides to attend high school because he's "tired of being different," and thrives, in spite of his mother's worries that she hasn't prepared him. Read more.

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Notes from our Deschooling Process - How one family deschooled both children and adults by taking the time they needed to get out of the rhythm and system of school and adapt to a new way of life and learning. Read more.

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A Life Learner's Path to College - An unschooling mother describes how her life learning child’s interests and passions formed the basis of a most excellent education while providing a path to college acceptance and success. Read more.

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Un-Sanity: Five Daily Practices of Unstressed Unschoolers - Five ways that one life learning family makes sure they are unstressed unschoolers, ready to live and learn together despite unending societal messages about the need for school. 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 a musician, age 24

A teen balances her life and learning

A 15-year-old writes about trust


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

Articles by John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto resigned from teaching because he didn’t want to do any more harm to children. He has since authored a number of books and is a frequent contributor to Life Learning. Here are a few of those articles. You will find more on our main articles index page.

We Need Experience More Than We Need Algebra

The Hall of Mirrors

Don't Worry About College

Trusting Children

Trusting in children is one of the foundations of life learning. Here are some articles that illustrate what that means, and what it looks like in practice. Visit our main articles index page to read many more articles about why and how to trust children to learn and live autonomously.


Living and Learning Without Coercion

Fear of the TV Beast


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