Category Archives: What is Unschooling?

Information on student-determined learning.

STEM Classes for Kids: Do they help or hinder curiosity?

  Someone posed this question to me the other day: “My daughter is showing increased interest in math and science.  Should I enroll her in STEM day-camps, after-school classes, or extra-curricular activities geared to STEM?” Which got me thinking, do … Continue reading

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Self-Directed Kids Don’t Miss Out on Learning Pro-Social Behaviours

Children raised in self-directed environments are kind, giving and empathetic. Just as school is a community, so is a family who unschools. They don’t shield themselves from the world, but do their part to make it better. The difference is … Continue reading

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“Wait until they have to get up early for a real job; then they will be in shock by the real world.”

So my son started his first day of school. He is age 19. He has his first experience of agendas, exams, deadlines, and a structured class. He has been unschooled for grades 1-12 and taught himself various high school classes … Continue reading

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Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

  This meme has been floating around my groups and I have to say that I totally disagree with it. First, I am the worst model of this. Email comes first in the morning with my cup of tea. Every … Continue reading

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Unschooling To University

Judy Arnall describes Unschooling to University The book, Unschooling To University, is now available at bookstores everywhere. If your local bookstore doesn’t carry it, just ask for it. ISBN Print 97809780509-93 ISBN E-Book 97817751786-06 Order on Amazon.com Order on Amazon.ca … Continue reading

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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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Creativity

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

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