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Life Learning - the book
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 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). There are hundreds of articles on this site, and more are being added daily. Check them out here.
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Life Learning Magazine 2015 Annual - Our 2015 Annual is now available for purchase. All the articles published in 2015 in one 146-page PDF. Read more.

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Yesterday - An unschooling dad tells a story about an interaction with his four-year-old son that taught him something profound. Read more.

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The Right to be Odd - Some children have learning difficulties that demand help but most of the labels we give them are aimed at adjusting the child rather than the environment. Read more.

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Nurturing Creativity - The circumstances that nurture creativity in all ages are the same as those that are optimal for self-directed learning. Read more.

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Natural Fields of Vision - What the natural world can teach us when looked at with the exploring curiosity of a child, or simply an open mind. Read more.

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Learning from Life: The Benefits of Community Engagement - Unschooling families volunteering, speaking up about issues, showing that children have a voice. Read more.

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An Unschooling Landscape - An unschooling landscape is a rich, full, exuberant one that ranges from room to room and spills out into the yard and the woods beyond. Read more.

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Growing Wild - A profile of an unschooling family that lives and learns far from the mainstream, following their passions for horses, Nature, music, and more. 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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