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The support thread has inpired me to learn as much as I can about the unschooling/radical unschooling philosophy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So many people have different ideas about it. I would LOVE to read more!<br><br>
Please post any resources you think would be of interest. Books, blogs, websites....I am game!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The support thread has inpired me to learn as much as I can about the unschooling/radical unschooling philosophy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So many people have different ideas about it. I would LOVE to read more!<br><br>
Please post any resources you think would be of interest. Books, blogs, websites....I am game!<br><br>
Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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Are you meaning "educational tools resources"?<br><br>
the Web<br>
People<br>
Books of all kinds, no restrictions to the type of book used<br>
computer cdRoms<br>
visual media<br>
audio media<br>
games<br>
"crafts"<br>
I'm sure there are more I'm not thinking of at this time, these are not necessarily in this order of usage on any particular day.<br><br><br>
OH geeze, I just re-read again your post, I need to unfreeze my mind.<br><br><a href="http://www.besthomeschooling.org/" target="_blank">http://www.besthomeschooling.org/</a><br><br><a href="http://home.earthlink.net/~fetteroll/rejoycing/" target="_blank">http://home.earthlink.net/%7Efetteroll/rejoycing/</a><br><br><a href="http://sandradodd.com" target="_blank">http://sandradodd.com</a><br><br>
Here's a start for you.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Thank you for the links <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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For our home we like:<br><br>
Lots of board games-- my kids love board games<br>
Museum memberships<br>
Homeschool coop for when we feel like it<br>
Gym membership in winter<br>
Crazy amount of good art supplies<br>
Excellent relationship with our local librarians<br>
Netflix<br>
Excellent senses of humor.<br><br>
ETA--- oh, I didn't see this was supposed to be only web resources...sorry. I'll leave this to show my densosity. ;wink
 

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How can I learn more about unschooling itself? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.holtgws.com/" target="_blank">http://www.holtgws.com/</a> John Holt was and is the foundation of my unschooling<br><br>
It's too bad Growing Without Schooling is no longer published <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I really like Dumbing Us Down, by John Taylor Gatto, and The Teenage Liberation Handbook, by Grace Llewellyn. Those are the ones that really sold me on the practicality of unschooling.
 

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I like <a href="http://www.naturalchild.com/shop/magazines/livefree.html" target="_blank">this</a>.<br><br>
Lots of good resources here! I'm subbing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
ETA: Here's the <a href="http://www.livefreelearnfree.com/" target="_blank">actual site</a> (my favorites got erased...)
 

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The two resources that inspired us the most about radical unschooling were:<br><br>
- Rue Kream's book, "Parenting A Free Child". You can read a review of the book here <a href="http://theparentingpit.com/reviews/rue-kream*%E2%80%93-parenting-a-free-child/" target="_blank">http://theparentingpit.com/reviews/rue-kream*–-parenting-a-free-child/</a> (you might need to cut and paste the entire link, or if you get an error message find the review in the menu to the right under "quotes & reviews")<br><br>
- Joyce's web site <a href="http://www.joyfullyrejoycing.com/" target="_blank">http://www.joyfullyrejoycing.com/</a> (someone posted this but it was her old url... this is her new one)<br><br>
everyone recommends sandra dodds site which is great and *massive* but as we shifted to radical unschooling whenever i began to lose my nerve (often) i would go to joyces web site above.<br><br>
Then of course the egroups. My favourite Radical Unschooling ones are the yahoo groups:<br>
AlwaysLearning and AlwaysUnschooled. The discussion level on these are very high and stimulating.<br><br>
Or there is unschoolingbasics (also a RU list) which tends to have more people making up their minds about RU and more of the basic questions as a result.<br><br>
enjoy the journey!<br>
arun<br>
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I second the link dillonandmarasmom gave you called The Natural Child Project. I've gotten some of my best inspiration from here. Here is a list of fantastic articles about learning that I think you will get a lot out of. <a href="http://www.naturalchild.org/articles/learning.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturalchild.org/articles/learning.html</a><br><br>
I also second - Joyce's fetterol's web site <a href="http://www.joyfullyrejoycing.com/" target="_blank">http://www.joyfullyrejoycing.com/</a><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> She's my hero.
 

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Here's another one:<br><br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlwaysUnschooled/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlwaysUnschooled/</a>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">: Thanks everyone.
 

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AngelBee, one that helped me alot from a Christian POV was the book Christian Unschooling, by Teri J Brown. Anything by John Holt as well. HTH!
 

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I'd like stickies for people with older kids, and who already have a life philosophy of no spanking, respectful co-living etc.<br><br>
More stickies for folks beyond the child- wearing stage. I need new reading material. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sitckies of places geared towards families with children who are 'school age'.
 

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Sandra's site: <a href="http://sandradodd.com/unschooling" target="_blank">sandradodd.com/unschooling</a><br>
Joyce's site: <a href="http://joyfullyrejoycing.com" target="_blank">joyfullyrejoycing.com</a><br>
Group for beginners:<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/unschoolingbasics/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/unschoolingbasics/</a><br>
Group for AP families heading towards unschooling:<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alwaysunschooled/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alwaysunschooled/</a><br>
Group for those who *get it* and want to work out the kinks: (heavy discussion of ideas, principles and practices)<br><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/UnschoolingDiscussion" target="_blank">Unschooling Discussion</a><br><br>
Once you wrap your brain around unschooling principles, there is <b><i>nothing</i></b> in the world like attending an unschooling conference and seeing with your own eyes and heart the JOY of the unschooled masses!<br><a href="http://lifeisgoodconference.com" target="_blank">LIFE is Good</a> (First PNW Unschooling Conference, in the spirit of L&L)<br><a href="http://liveandlearnconference.org" target="_blank">Live and Learn</a><br><br>
Previous talks from the Live and Learn Conference are available at the <a href="http://liveandlearnshop.com" target="_blank">L&L Shop</a><br>
My all-time favorite audio aid is Sandra's <a href="http://sandradodd.com/tapes" target="_blank">Peaceful Parenting</a> tape (she's updated the talk and will not be converting it to CD, but she's got some cassette tapes still available!)<br><br>
~diana <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Unschoolers Blogs: (blogs of radical unschoolers I know IRL)<br>
hannahbearski.blogspot.com (mine)<br>
sandradodd.blogspot.com (Sandra Dodd)<br>
ourjoyfullife.blogspot.com (Kelli Traaseth)<br>
radicalunschooling.blogspot.com (Ren Allen)<br>
another-roadside-attraction.blogspot.com (Rue Kream)<br>
thewildtribe.blogspot.com (Karen Buxcel)<br>
daikinicrossroads.blogspot.com (Crystal ******)<br><br>
Seriously, I have over 30 RU moms as my friends on MySpace! If you're over there and want to meet some, check me out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> <a href="http://myspace.com/hahamommy" target="_blank">myspace.com/hahamommy</a><br><br>
~diana <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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The Unprocessed Child- Katherine Fitzenreiter<br>
Unschooling Handbook-Mary Griffith<br>
Magical Child-Joseph Chilton Pierce<br><br>
I like these three books because "unschooling" is, for us, more about lifestyle than simply education. I like hearing the "whole story," so to speak.<br><br>
I'm going to check out these links. Thanks, mama!
 

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I have a list of blogs and articles here:<br><br><a href="http://fourlittlebirds.blogsome.com/favorite-links/" target="_blank">http://fourlittlebirds.blogsome.com/favorite-links/</a>
 
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