From the Editor’s Desk by Wendy Priesnitz
Learning by doing.
Learning by Doing: Lessons From My Inuit Teachers by Martina Tyrrell
Learning about herself, and about life and learning, while living in an Arctic community has provided some insight, years later, into how her unschooled daughters learn experentially.
One and a Quarter Pizzas by Holly Graff
An unschooling math adventure that explains how kids can learn both basic and complicated math concepts through everyday life.
Learning to Eat by Idzie Desmarais
A grown unschooler reflects on aspects of her upbringing that helped her and her sister to develop healthy relationships with food.
Age Segregation and Learning by Stephanie Williamson
A young woman who began unschooling herself in secondary school discusses how, in stark contrast to school, the ability of unschoolers to interact with a variety of age groups creates many learning and social benefits.
A Toy-Free Learning Experiment by Saira Siddiqui
Many positive lessons were learned when a life learning family left toys and other “time fillers” at home when they travelled, and instead created their own activities and trusted the kids to have fun and grow.
It’s Not School At Home by Ross Mountney
Sharing what one family learned about learning while home educating beginning in the 1990s.
Place-Based Education by Wendy Priesnitz
There is an education movement that focuses locally, with students using their communities as resources for learning by doing, often working on real-life projects; it’s also a good description of the way unschoolers learn. (First article of a two-part series.)
News and Resources
Tools for families who are living and learning as if school doesn’t exist.