unschooling: good reads


Welcome to Day 4 of our 31 Days of Unschooling! (catch up on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3)

In order for me to keep up with my regular, non-blogging life which includes things like taking care of my family, keeping our apartment in order, loving our neighbors, playing euchre on my phone, and MOVING TO CAMBODIA in less than three months, the weekends during this 31 days project will go as follows:

Saturdays = helpful links.

Sundays = a thoughtful quote or Scripture.

Sound good? Awesome.

(If you’d like to say a quick prayer for me today, I’m in West Virginia sharing our family’s story with a whole big bunch of women. Thank you!)

Good Unschooling Reads:

In light of yesterday’s post on data sets, this is a great post by an unschooling dad named Leo Baubata: 9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn.

And this is my favorite book on unschooling (I haven’t actually read that many): Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich. (the Kindle version is a sweet $2.24.) #afflink

And here’s a post a bunch of people have e-mailed/facebooked me in the past few weeks: We Don’t Need No Education.

Any thoughts on any of these articles or more questions for me? (I’ll add them to my collection.)

3 thoughts on “unschooling: good reads

  1. Pingback: unschooling: sneak peek | Marla Taviano

  2. Melissa

    Okay, here’s my question for you hahaha. Are you ever going to address the laws thing? People keep asking about it and I keep wanting to answer but I’m just keeping my mouth shut for now lol. But what most people don’t realize is that laws vary so widely from state to state but even in the strictest of states, people still find ways to make unschooling count. But yeah, that “stuff” you have to turn into the government? We have very little of that here in Wisconsin, so we are very free to homeschool in whatever ways that work for us. But I know even in New York that there are unschoolers who unschool successfully.

    1. Melissa

      Oh and so much yes to that first article! I believe a lot of the skills on that list are very important, especially independence and compassion. But I want my kids to be able to go out and do whatever they want and the best way they can accomplish that is by learning to be independent people, unafraid to take chances and make mistakes as Mrs. Frizzle would say 😉

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