Tag Archives: unschooling

What’s Up in Homeschooling

A month or so ago, Craig sent me a link to this piece that ran on the Today show about unschooling. I was ready to be irritated by it, but it’s a fair and balanced picture of what unschooling looks like. The family the segment focuses on is very typical of what I’ve seen in unschooling, and the woman Matt Lauer interviews, Robyn Silverman, speaks knowledgeably and with a considerable amount of poise given how weirdly hostile Lauer is in his questioning. (Is he always like that? I really wanted to mute him.) Anyway, worth your time if you would … Read the rest

Interesting Report on Unschooling

NPR did an interesting piece on unschooling the other day. Well worth a listen.

Thanks to Craig for the link!… Read the rest

Homeschooling Books I’m Adding to WPL’s Collection

In my spare time, I’ve been busy preparing for the presentation on homeschooling I’ll be doing at the YSS Spring Conference here in Rochester later this month. As part of my prep, I decided I ought to review some of the newer homeschooling books I hadn’t yet seen. I’m going to tell you about a couple I’m adding to WPL’s collection:

Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Weldon (2010)

This book doesn’t contain the word “unschooling,” but that’s what it’s about. I’ve been noticing for years now that some people use “unschooler” as a slur to … Read the rest