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Unschooling, what is it?

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Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the same with...
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Deschooling

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Deschooling

Deschooling is the word that describes the transition from school to a life of educating ourselves. It is usually the parents who need a helping hand in trusting their own children. That is because we have all been told that children need to be forced to learn, that school is the only place it...
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Homeschool Seasons

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Homeschool Seasons

Mary Nix shares a large collection of favorite articles on homeschooling which are available to read free online, and which reflect her thoughts on homeschooling and seasons: "Having gone to school myself, I always loved summers more than anything. I loved being able to read, draw, hike or participate in whatever activity I chose...
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Older children

Education – compulsory schooling, compulsory learning – is a tyranny and a crime against the human mind and spirit. Let all those escape it who can, any way they can. -John Holt When given the opportunity to break free from compulsory learning, older homeschooled children have the wonderful opportunity to follow their interests and...
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Unschooling revisited

Home Education Magazine introduced HEM Takes a Closer Look on February 18, 2007. This ongoing project has focused on specific topics, compiled and presented an easily accessed collection of the best writing and resources Home Education Magazine has made available online. With this issue, Closer Look will revisit and expand on each of the...
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  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the s