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#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...

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Introducing Nanodegrees!

By , 07/03/2014, 10:24 am

Can't afford a 4-year degree from a university but want to put in the work to learn skills that get you qualified for better, higher paying jobs?  Been to college but feel unprepared to work in your field in the Real World?  The answers to...

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Natural Born Learners: Unschooling and Autonomy in Education – Book Review

By , 06/14/2014, 12:34 pm

Natural Born Learners: Unschooling and Autonomy in Education is an exciting, encouraging, and entertaining overview of the entire unschooling process. With essays on theories behind unschooling from big names such as...

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The Homeschool Alumni 2014 National Reunion!

By , 06/03/2014, 11:42 am

Looking for an exciting gathering of grown homeschoolers this summer?  Look no further than the Homeschool Alumni 2014 National Reunion! This exciting conference will be held this July 2nd through 5th in Salem, Oregon, and is run by homeschool graduates, for homeschool...

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Sarabeth Matilsky, her husband, and their three children.

Revisiting: First Journey, A Teen Unschooler Travelogue

By , 05/26/2014, 4:38 pm

For many unschoolers, the world as an educational landscape seems vast. That's part of the appeal, but it's also the challenge - there's little doubt that the responsibility for doing something amazing is yours. One evening in 1996, 16-year-old Sarabeth Matilsky, wanting to something Big,...

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‘The Art of Self-Directed Learning’ Kickstarter!

By , 05/06/2014, 1:23 pm

Blake Boles, author of Better Than CollegeCollege Without Highschool, and founder of Unschool Adventures, the travel adventure company for unschooled teens and young adults has written a new book - The Art of Self-Directed Learning.  But he needs your...

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For Unschooled Teens, Learning Communities Are Critical

By , 05/04/2014, 7:21 pm

For many unschooled teens, the learning community becomes critical just as it begins to dwindle. Even when physical isolation isn"t a factor, finding peers who have both the time and interest in doing deep learning together is a challenge. With this in mind, we spoke to...

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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,...

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