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#1 of 14 Old 08-01-2008, 12:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Please add books, websites, magazines, blogs, etc. for an unschooling resource list for newbies. I'll update the OP and get this into a sticky.


Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery by David Albert

Christian Unschooling : Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ by Teri Brown

The Children On The Hill by Michael Deakin

The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School by Valerie Fitzenreiter

The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith

Beyond Freedom by John Holt

Escape from childhood by John Caldwell Holt

Growing Without Schooling: A Record of a Grassroots Movement by John Holt

How Children Fail by John Holt

How Children Learn by John Holt

Learning All The Time by John Holt

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling by John Holt

The Natural Child:Parenting From the Heart by Jan Hunt

The Unschooling Unmanual by Jan Hunt

Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich-not specifically about unschooling, but about the destructive effect of organized schooling on society as a whole.

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishment to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn (not unschooling specific but a good base for consensual living i reckon)

Parenting a Free Child: An Unschooled Life by Rue Kream

I Learn Better by Teaching Myself by Agnes Leistico-one of my favorite descriptions of unschooling as it naturally developed in a family.

Still Teaching Ourselves by Agnes Leistico

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education by Grace Llewellyn

Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves
by Alison McKee

Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood by A. S. Neill

After Homeschool: Fifteen Homeschoolers Out in the Real World by Tamra B. Orr

Magical Child by Joseph Chilton Pearce

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Better Than School by Nancy Wallace

Childs Work: Taking Children Seriously by Nancy Wallace

Websites and Discussion Lists

African American Unschoolers

Authentic Family Living

Radical Unschoolers' Network


Sandra Dodd

Joyfully Rejoicing


Connections-ezine of unschooling and mindful parenting

Life Learning Magazine-inspiring families around the world who learn without schooling.

Live Free Learn Free-magazine for unschoolers and other natural learners

UnschoolingAmerica-Freedom To Learn With Liberty and Justice For All

FUN Books - For a lifetime of learning fun!

Boomerang! Kids Audio Magazine about big ideas


The Natural Child Project

The Parenting Pit

Unschooling Resources for those who are seeking specific ways to enrich your children's passions.

Unschooling Around the World: Would members of your unschooling family get a kick out of sending and receiving postcards from other unschooling families around the world?! That is the purpose of this group -- to unite unschooling families from across the globe through tangible tokens of Joy delivered right to the mailbox!

Imagination Tribe-Imagination tribe is a group of people, interested in supporting one another in our creative endeavors.

Always Unschooled-a space in which Radical Unschooling can be seriously discussed as a lifestyle that begins at birth.

Crunchy Unschoolers-unschoolers who are interested in moving towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Unschooling Basics-designed for those new to the philosophy of unschooling.

UnschoolingUnschooling-a support group of parents learning together about unschooling concepts.

Unschoolin-dotcom-discussion list is the companion communications forum for the Unschooling.com website.

Radical Unschooling List


Unschooling Discussion List

Shine with Unschooling - Officially a radically unschooling group, unofficially a gathering place for unschoolers of special needs children (again, not their stated purpose, but there are a lot of sn families on this list)

Christians can & do Unschool! Yes! Chr-U parents unwind, unschool ourselves, and help each other.

Yes, Christians can Unschool! Do you find that you don't really fit in the christian homeschooling groups around town, but yet, you don't fully fit in the unschoolers groups either? So do we! Here is your place to find peace.

Radical Christian Unschoolers

Unschooling conferences

Pura Vida Unschooling Conference Nov 30- Dec 8, 2008 Costa Rica

Unschoolers Winter Waterpark Gathering (UWWG) February 2-6, 2009 Sandusky, Ohio

HENA (Home Education Network of Arizona) Mar 7-8, 2009 Tempe, AZ (homeschooling with some unschooling info)

Great Big Happy Life April 28- May 1, 2009 Lebanon, NJ

Life is Good May 21-24, 2009 Vancouver, WA

Toronto Unschooling Conference dates TBD (usually in May) Toronto Canada

We Shine June 17-21, 2009 Niagara Falls, NY

CHN Family Expo July 31-Aug 2, 2009 Ontario, CA (homeschooling with some unschooling info)

HomeSchool Association of California HSC Conference Aug 6-9, 2009 Sacramento, CA (homeschooling with some unschooling info)

NE Unschooling Conference August 27-30, 2009 near Boston, MA

Love to Learn Homeschool Resource and Information Conference dates TBD (usually in August) Hickory, NC

Rethinking Education dates TBD (usually in Sept) Dallas, TX

Good Vibrations Sept 10-13, 2009 San Diego, CA

Oregon Unschoolers Chautauqua Sept 14-18, 2009 near Lincoln City, OR

Alphabet Soup Sept 18-20, 2009 Calgary Canada (no link yet)

Annual Unschoolers Gathering of Ohio (U.G.O.) Campout Sept 24-27, 2009 Logan, Ohio

Unschooling Adventure Cruise October 24-29, 2009 leaves NJ and sails to Bermuda


Unschooling Blog Ring

Unschooling Voices- a monthly collection of blog posts on the topic of unschooling.





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Here are some good thread links on the subject of unschooling resources:

MDC thread, Unschooling Resources

MDC thread, Please list your top resources to learn about unschooling

Unschooling book suggestions

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I updated it a bit and PMd about getting a sticky.

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annakiss, I just noticed my blog is not listed, so thought I'd pop it in here.


Thanks for compiling this great list of resources!

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This is a great list of resources!

Also there's a fantastic new group called Authentic Family Living.

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Adding my blog to the list. Luv N Harmony

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I am inspired in my unschooling journey by Scott Noelle's philosophies and the emails I receive: The Daily Groove

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Psychology Today "The Seven Sins of our System of Forced Education"


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Ivan Illich, especially Deschooling Society (1971) and After Deschooling, What? (1973)

The Encyclopedia of Informal Education (infed) [introduction]

Forest For The Trees  stillheart.gif  Radical Family Support Consulting for Growing Families (ask me!)
10+ Years in Professional Holistic Childcare and Support / Alternative Education / Unschooling my Friend, Z (4)

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another great discussion site is http://liberatedlearning.info/phpbb - natural living unschooling

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THAT is the coolest site I have ever seen!!
It is everything your unschooler doesn't need to memorize!


I have a blog.
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Is there a thread with blogs by our unschooling kids?

Also, I love Wonder Rotunda as an alternative to Club Penguin.

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There's a monthly Carnival of Unschooled Life at The Expanding Life blog.

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