Posts Tagged ‘ Unschooling ’



HearthSong. HearthSong – Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving Barbara Kane founded HearthSong in 1983 because of a growing conviction that, “..too often, in our culture, children are pushed to grow up too fast. I started HearthSong to make a statement reinforcing what parents themselves know is true, right and healthy–that childhood is a...
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The Unschooling Unmanual Book Review by Jeanne Faulconer

Jeanne Faulconer reviewed The Unschooling Unmanual in her Book Reviews Column in the March-April issue of Home Education Magazine. She has given permission to reprint it here: The Unschooling Unmanual, Edited by Jan Hunt and Jason Hunt, The Natural Child ISBN 978-0-9685754-5-1 Unschoolers seeking inspiration and affirmation will enjoy the Hunts’ new unmanual, which...
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I shared resources for the 2007 Iditarod here, but I’m a little late this year since the 1 ,150 mile March 2008 race is already underway. There is still time to share another great resource with you. Iditarod , a blog by Northern Light Media is following the race closely offering some great insight,...
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Cast Iron

Now that we raise chickens, we have a nice abundance of eggs on hand that the kids enjoy. That lead me to re-evaluate the pans I use to cook with. After some thought, research and conversations with my mother in law, I decided to try cast iron. My pans were reasonably priced (bought the...
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The Unschooling Unmanual

School is out. Unschool is in! Our newest booklet, The Unschooling Unmanual, by Nanda Van Gestel, Rue Kream, Mary Van Doren and Jan Hunt, will be published this fall. Through engaging personal stories, examples, and essays, the writers offer inspiration and encouragement for experienced and prospective unschoolers alike. Read an excerpt by clicking here....
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Pat Farenga’s New Website

Pat wrote: I’ve started a new blog and a website about my work and interests in education. I’ll be posting materials from my homeschooling seminars and other educational work every week, so be sure to tell your friends, email lists, and other interested parties to check out for unconventional ideas about teaching and...
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Enjoying Parenting with the Daily Groove

I’m not sure where I learned about unschooler Scott Noelle’s Daily Groove email newsletter, but I subscribed and have enjoyed the messages that come into my inbox Monday through Friday. The messages are designed to, “help you leave behind the daily grind, to find and stay “in your groove”— focused on thoughts that enhance...
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Northern Lights – Nature’s Own Fireworks

I have been exploring the Nordlys Northern Lights website and wanted to share it here. At the site they answer these questions:What are the Northern Lights?What causes them?How to observe them? They also offer other interesting facts including: Aurora in Art, Aurora in Science, Realtime Measurements, Auroral Mythology, Land of the Aurora and photo...
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Life Without School is collecting stories on “Why we homeschool.”

Life Without School, LWOS, ( ) is collecting stories on “Why We Homeschool.” We would love to hear your stories about why you homeschool. How does homeschooling benefit your children, your family, you as a parent. We are interested in all stories that celebrate finding your own way with your child(ren) and that...
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The Art of Doodling

Enchanted Mind – The Art of Doodling Doodling as a Creative Process    “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~Henry Ward Beecher It is well established that much of our creative expression is birthed in the unconscious mind. To use creative expression and...
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    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 […]