Rank #1: Gaps and Being "Behind"
Sometimes people worry that, if children don’t follow a set curriculum, they will have gaps in their education, or that they will be behind.
Is this a valid concern?
Feb 17 2015
Rank #2: Why Unschool?
What is unschooling? How does it work? And why do families choose this path?
Today’s star-studded cast includes Jan Hunt, Kelly Lovejoy, Jerry Mintz, Idzie Desmarais. Carsie Blanton, Michelle Loucas, Sandra Dodd and Nikiah Childs.
Jul 13 2014
Rank #3: When Unschooling Fails
Sometimes people say “Unschooling isn’t working for my child” or they say, "We tried unschooling but it didn’t work."
This is the topic for today: When, why or how does unschooling fail?
Dec 28 2014
Rank #4: A Typical Day
A typically atypical unschooling day.
Oct 14 2014
Rank #5: Writing
Learning to write without pain and suffering.
Nov 02 2014
Rank #6: Learning from Screens
Many people worry that unlimited screens will harm their child.
But natural learning occurs best when children follow their interests and are trusted to direct their own play and learning... EVEN when they’re interested in something on a screen.
Aug 23 2014
Rank #7: Strewing
"I strew their path with interesting things."
Dec 14 2014
Rank #8: Peace
How do unschooling parents create a peaceful environment that is conducive to learning?
Sep 10 2014
Rank #9: Who Can Unschool?
Just about any child will learn and flourish in a truly loving and educationally-conducive environment. So every child has the potential to be a successful unschooler.
The question is, what qualities and skills must a parent have, in order to be able to provide this environment?
Jul 16 2014
Rank #10: Gever Tulley
Gever Tulley is the founder of Tinkering School and author of the book 50 Fangerous Things You Should Let Your Kid do. This is an extended recording of Gever talking about Tinkering, his original TED talk, his book, and the value of parents and children doing dangerous things together.
Jan 13 2015
Rank #11: Peter Gray on Learning
Peter Gray is a developmental psychologist and research professor who has written many things including a blog for Psychology Today magazine called "Freedom to Learn." His latest book is also called Free to Learn, and in it Mr. Gray writes about how all people are born to be self-directed learners.
Aug 06 2014
Rank #12: Principles
Principles and priorities (rather than rules) create the framework by which unschooling can work
Dec 04 2014
Rank #13: Saying Yes
Saying Yes to your child can foster a rich and joyful environment for learning.
Dec 07 2014
Rank #14: Math
Learning math without school and without coercion.
Oct 27 2014
Rank #15: Food
Can even meal times be time of joy and harmony - and learning?
Unschoolers say, absolutely YES!
Sep 11 2014
Rank #16: Hard Times
What do unschoolers do when they encounter hard times?
Feb 13 2015
Rank #17: Reading
Learning to read without school and without coercion.
Oct 30 2014
Rank #18: Personal Growth
One of the hidden benefits to unschooling is that it can help parents learn, heal and grow.
Jan 03 2015
Rank #19: Safety
Today we hear about danger and safety from Ben Hewitt, Sandra Dodd, Renee Cabatic, Gever Tulley and Lenore Skenazy.
Jan 13 2015
Rank #20: The Word Unschooling
Where did it come from? And where is it going?
Mar 13 2015