Aaron Swartz

Why Aaron Mattered

By , 02/01/2013, 12:44 pm

I never knew autodidact and activist Aaron Swartz, although both of us were friends with grown unschooler Peter Kowalke. Like Aaron, though, I came to activism not out of some cavalier attempt to overthrow the government and make chaos,...


Unschooling Burnout

By , 01/24/2013, 9:04 am

Being a grown unschooler and still getting quizzed can be frustrating. Grown unschooler Idzie Desmarais explains:

“I was at a fundraising party for a cool art space last night, and the one unpleasant event to mar the evening...

Carly Arnold on the Unschooler Experiment Podcast

#25: Sauerkraut and Deodorant

By , 01/21/2013, 9:23 am

In celebration of our 25th episode of the Unschooler Experiment Podcast, today we talk with Carly Arnold, a 28-year-old grown unschooler from Philadelphia. Carly's in the midst of starting a culinary business. But, being a typical unschooler, she also has other projects simmering, including a...

Aaron Schwartz

Unschooler Aaron Swartz Dies at Age 26

By , 01/12/2013, 11:17 pm

Not many people realize that one of the creators of the RSS specification was an unschooler. Aaron Swartz was a brilliant mind who stood up for his beliefs and had a noteworthy if brief life founding companies and fighting for the freedom of information. He...

Patrick Meehan on Unschooler Experiment Podcast

#24: Video Game Businessman

By , 01/08/2013, 10:11 am

Today we talk with Patrick Meehan, a 36-year-old grown unschooler from Seattle, Wash. Patrick's a serial entrepreneur and a game industry veteran who cut his teeth working for Sega as an unschooler at the age of 15. He then went on to work for Nintendo,...

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Unschooling Conference Landscape Changed for 2013

By , 12/29/2012, 1:42 pm

For many of us, unschooling is an identity that goes well beyond our K-12 years. That does not mean we're always fired up and making unschooling our focus. I know from firsthand experience that sometimes you just need a break, no matter how much unschooling...

The Roost house

The Roost Takes Flight

By , 11/05/2012, 10:26 am

Communal living is a staple dream of many a grown unschooler. This dream periodically finds expression in plans to start an intentional community, but rarely are these plans carried to fruition. There’s the odd co-housing situation among grown unschooler friends, but for many the dream...

Unschooling Conference

Upcoming Unschooling Conferences

By , 10/08/2012, 12:22 am

Take part in a collective sign of relief. Unschooling conference season is over, with most of the big unschooling conferences having taken place in August and September. Wait, you are not tired of unschooling conferences? Neither are we, actually. While conference organizers may want a...