Join us at the Rethinking Everything Conference!

Event: Join Peter at the Rethinking Everything Con in Dallas!

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Questioning and experimentation is at the heart of unschooling and The Unschooler Experiment, which is why we're proud to announce that we will be sponsoring this year's Rethinking Everything Conference, which takes place in Dallas Sept. 2-5. The...

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Hafidha Acuay

Leaving Islam for Unschooling

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Hafidha Acuay, 30, a grown unschooler from Battle Ground, Wash., sat down to chat about what she’s doing and thinking now. This interview was originally published in 2007 by Life Learning Magazine. A Slow Evolution Now Fast I work for an electric utility...

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Carsie Blanton

#7: Ain’t So Green

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Today we talk with Carsie Blanton, a grown unschooler from Philadelphia who has spent the past four years establishing herself as a professional musician. While the first few years were lean, Carsie now makes a "middle class" living, she says,...

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Studying Chinese

Studying Independently with Others

Recently I’ve been on an Asian history kick. I caught the bug last year when studying the history of India since independence because it has been invaluable in understanding the current dynamics in the country. It also highlighted how Eurocentric we can be in the...

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Bookshelf

Bookshelf: Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite

Recent books recommended by other unschoolers, including Why Everyone is a Hypocrite, Cognitive Surplus, Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light and Pavement Chalk Artist.

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Brenna McBroom

#6: Skipping College

Today we talk with Brenna McBroom, a 20-year-old grown unschooler in Asheville, North Carolina who left college for a career in pottery. Brenna talks about the anxiety of choosing NOT to attend college, the the merits of self-directing learning in the college years, and her...

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Retreat!

Adventures for Unschoolers

Unschoolers can be really busy, but we also often have more freedom than folks locked in a school or doing a nine-to-five job. This leads us, as a whole, to travel a lot and take on interesting projects maybe a little more than most folks....

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Grown homeschooler Seth Smith in 2000.

The Lasting Influence of Homeschooling

How do homeschoolers turn out as adults? I’ve been writing and speaking about homeschooling for more than 20 years, and this is a question that everybody asks me, from homeschooling parents to media outlets such as the BBC and READ MORE »