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For the Sake of Our Children by Leandre Bergeron
Beyond School by Wendy Priesnitz
What Really Matters by David Albert & Joyce Reed
School Free: Your Homeschooling Guide
Child's Play Magazine
Challenging Assumptions in Education by Wendy Priesnitz
A Home Business Start-Up Guide by Wendy Priesnitz Naturepedic
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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 on a horse farm
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Immersion Education: Life Learning on a Horse Farm - An unschooling child is helped to follow her passion in a variety of way, and eventually finds total immersion learning on a horse farm. Read more.

Off the Beaten Path
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Off the Beaten Path - A homeschooling family left the text books at home on a two-month trip to Kenya with their physician father, and values the learning they did by living. Read more.

Protecting the spark of curiosity
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Protecting the Spark of Curiosity - One of our roles as adults in facilitating unschooling is to protect and nurture the spark of curiosity, which is lit from birth. Read more.

unschooling changes a mom too
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How Unschooling My Son Also Changed Me by Susie Maguire - A life learning mother has found that unschooling her son has changed her outlook on life. Read more.

Pat Farenga on John Holt
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A Life Worth Living and a Job Worth Doing - Patrick Farenga talks with Life Learning Magazine Editor Wendy Priesnitz about John Holt, unschooling, and life. 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.

Interview with a musician, age 24

A teen balances her life and learning

A 15-year-old writes about trust

Definitions

We use 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.

Understanding Unschooling

Living As If School Doesn't Exist

Free-Range Learning: A Dialogue

Writing by
John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto was New York State Teacher of the Year prior to resigning 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 of Life Learning. Here are some of those articles.

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.

Choices

Living and Learning Without Coercion

Fear of the TV Beast

 

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