Category Archives: Why Unschool?

Reasons why unschooling and free-learning are beneficial to learner, families, community and society.

Unschooling and Self-Directed Education: How children learn without school and homeschooling

Most parents can teach their children without curriculum until a grade 7 level.  They just need to regain their parenting confidence after 150 years of schooling giving the message that only teachers teach. Parents are the first teachers and self-learners … Continue reading

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16 Problems with Online/Virtual Learning

Is your child not loving online school? Is motivation is a daily battle?  You want to quit but you are worried your child might get “behind”?  Don’t worry. It is not your child’s fault. The fault is an education delivery … Continue reading

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Government Oversight of Homeschooling is Over-rated

This week, Erin O’Donnell wrote a caustic article published in Harvard Magazine on why Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program director believes that governments should not allow homeschooling.  Elizabeth Bartholet, the CAP program director is organizing a conference in June … Continue reading

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What do Kids do All Day if Not Directed by Adults?

What will unschooled kids do all day if not directed by adults? And what do they learn? What does a typical unschooling day look like? Scroll way down to see the charts of what unschooled children do and how it … Continue reading

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Healthy Families Are Always the Best Learning Environment

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15 Problems with Testing Unschoolers and Homeschoolers

  Excerpted from Unschooling To University, by Judy Arnall Listen to the podcast: 15 problems with testing unschoolers and homeschoolers Testing is the most common form of assessment in schools. Yet it is problematic in un- schooling  and homeschooling because … Continue reading

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Screen Time Research: Who To Believe?

Many parents worry about screen time, especially after reading the latest study that involves children their children’s ages. However, how does one sort through the myths from the facts? It is becoming increasingly difficult. Screen time addiction was not listed … Continue reading

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