The Open Masters Community

By , 11/17/2014, 1:05 pm

Self-directed learning is a hard road to travel as a grown unschooler.  At points, you can feel really hopeless, because you've spent your whole life sourcing the world for all it has to offer you - but often times these days your studies and search...


Unschooler YouTube Directory

By , 10/06/2014, 9:32 am has compiled a list of YouTube channels by un/homeschoolers, grown unschoolers, unschooling parents, and other people devoted to the world of not going to school. Don't see your channel here? Comment below and...


Grown Without Schooling on AltEdFilmFest

By , 09/22/2014, 9:20 am

"Grown Without Schooling", Peter Kowalke's provocative documentary on the lives of grown unschoolers, has been featured this year on Steve Hargadon's AltEdFilmFest 2014.  Fourteen years after it came out, its message is, I think, even more relevant than ever before. As...

Laura and Allen Ellis

#28: Finding a Career Path

By , 09/07/2014, 7:25 pm

We talk today with grown unschoolers Laura and Allen Ellis, 24 and 22, respectively, about finding a career when it isn't obvious, college and Not Back to School Camp (Allen produced a READ MORE »

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‘The Art of Self-Directed Learning’ Coming Soon!

By , 09/04/2014, 4:12 am

Blake Boles, author of College Without High School, Better Than College, and founder of the travel program Unschool Adventures, is releasing a new book, The Art of Self-Directed Learning. This little, square, red book, composed of 23 Life Lessons for self-directed...


The Top 10 Posts for!

By , 08/22/2014, 7:13 pm has been putting out content for quite a few years now, and whether you're a regular or a first-timer to the site, whether you're a parent, an unschooler, a grown unschooler, or just someone interested in alternative education, it may be a little overwhelming...

John Strelecky

#27: Practical Advice for Reaching Your Dreams

By , 08/04/2014, 7:15 pm

The 2014 Rethinking Everything Conference, which takes place August 30 to September 2 in Little Rock, Ark., is just around the corner. One of the speakers at the event, John Strelecky, spoke with us in 2011 about what...

Lynda Young and kids

#26: Second Generation Unschooling and New Zealand Yarn

By , 07/20/2014, 6:10 pm

Today we talk with Lynda Young, a second generation unschooler in Walpole, Maine who is homeschooling her own kids and running a yarn business with her mom. We discuss how she unschools differently than her parents, the challenges of finding close friends who have similar interests and beliefs, her...