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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Learning in Freedom

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 |

2.  Free to Learn Introduction -

3.  Christian Unschooling -

4.  The Unschooling Revolution: Taking Education Into Our Own Hands

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5.  Giving in to My Kids (or, Why I Unschool)  --

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