Who knew way back in 2005 when I started our home education journey that I would be fully immersed in what is typically known as “unschooling”. I used to think unschoolers were crazy! But I think if look under the surface of the reason I wanted to home school from the very beginning, it was for the freedom to choose when, where, how and why we would learn. I prefer the term “learning from life”, or self directed learning because the word unschooling has a negative image attached to it for many (just like it did for me once upon a time). And now as my oldest is finished his “formal” academic years and is moving on to the next stage of his life, I am proud of how he has turned out. He is a true homeschooler. He won’t learn something because someone tells him to, he always comes back with… “I will learn it when I need to learn it.” And he does. He is a great autodidactic. He knows how to learn (which was the major goal for our schooling) and is learning all the time (not just during “school hours”).
Anyway, enough babbling. I have a number of tabs open that are about unschooling and I want to note them here on my blog so I can go back and reference them when I need to.
1. What is an Unschooling Curriculum?
An Unschooler's Informal Course of Study
Read more at Suite101: What is an Unschooling Curriculum?: An Unschooler's Informal Course of Study | Suite101.com http://saramcgrath.suite101.com/what-is-an-unschooling-curriculum-a160601#ixzz1syf9SHUS
2. Free to Learn Introduction - http://livingjoyfully.ca/books/FTL_intro.htm
3. Christian Unschooling - http://www.christianunschooling.com/christian-unschooling-part-one/
4. The Unschooling Revolution: Taking Education Into Our Own Hands
5. Giving in to My Kids (or, Why I Unschool) -- http://www.christianunschooling.com/why-i-unschool/