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Doing Our Unschooling Best by Wendy Priesnitz - Unschooling is about learning from life; we should put aside our worries, definitions, and methods...and simply trust our children to learn. Read more.

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Letting Go of the Fear by Carla Martinez - A self-described sixteen-year-old radical unschooler explains how trusting and freeing your children and teens can change their worlds. Read more.

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Unschooling is Not "Unparticipating by Idzie Desmarais & Jennifer Head - Two responses to criticisms of unschooling that it shelters children from the real world and restricts what they learn. Read more.

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Our Path to Life Learning: A Personal Evolution by Jennifer Head - A mom describes how she went from not thinking about education, to starting a Montessori school, to unschooling. Read more.

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Nurturing Everyday Genius by John Taylor Gatto - This venerable and outspoken writer and former teacher of the year describes why we need to scuttle expert dogmas which prevent the everyday genius of ordinary people from developing, and let kids be in charge of their own learning. Read more.

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What is "Life Learning"? - We have used the term "life learning" for many decades to describe the form of homeschooling that trusts and respects children, and that avoids the trappings of school. It's also sometimes called "unschooling." Here are some articles to help you understand what it means. Read more.

"When [John Holt's publication] Growing Without Schooling stopped publication [in 2001], Life Learning Magazine became the leading journal of the unschooling movement. The magazine is packed with well-written articles about the philosophy and practice of unschooling."  ~ Dr. Peter Gray, Freedom to Learn blog, Psychology Today

 

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