Category Archives: How to Unschool

The nitty-gritty of how to unschool in everyday life.

Attend UCA’s 2nd Annual Online Conference

UCA: 2nd Annual Un-Conference:  Family First Our second annual online Un-conference will be held online on March 18 and 19th, 2017. Reserve your seat now! Our special guests so far are Pat Farenga, Carlo Ricci, Judy Arnall, Linda Clement, and … Continue reading

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The Door Stopper

My son was 2 years old and loved those door stoppers that went twang. You know those coiled thingys with the white rubber cap.  They drove me crazy! I wanted to remove them all. But I didn’t, because my son … Continue reading

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Creativity

#anyonecanhomeeducate Creativity is making something new out of something old.  Unschooling is education acquired in a new way.

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The “Back to School” Schedule When You Unschool

By Judy Arnall Early August: Schedule the “Not Going Back to School” picnic for the first day the neighborhood school kids go back, so you and all your unschooling friends get the park all to yourself. Relax Relax Middle August: … Continue reading

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Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook

My son finished his very first online math class at age 14. We started at a grade 8 (Alberta) level which seems to bridge elementary and high school math concepts nicely. He learned integers, fractions, decimals, prisms, pythag, variables, relations, … Continue reading

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Socialization: It’s More Than Having Friends

When families homeschool, parents are often asked the question, “What about socialization?” Many people are fine with the academic achievement of homeschooling but worry that children who do not go to school to interact with the same aged peers daily, … Continue reading

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Are All-Inclusive Vacations Educational?

“Please respect our school schedule when planning your family vacations.” This was a note in the September newsletter when my child signed up for school in junior high. He lasted two weeks before he decided to come home and unschool … Continue reading

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