"Living is learning and when kids are living fully and energetically and happily they are learning a lot, even if we don't always know what it is." - John Holt, A Life Worth Living (1971)
From book "Unschooling - A lifestyle of learning" by Sara McGrath:
- You could choose to perceive unschooling as unlimiting the possibilities, which feels like a celebration of freedom.
- We learn naturally when left to pursue our own personal interests.
- We own our interests - our passions, dreams, and goals - and also the responsibility for pursuing and attaining them.
- We acknowledge that we learn all the time, all learning has value, and we learn best by our own motivation, in our own ways.
- Natural learning practices include: trial, observation, invention, asking for instructions.
- A parent might offer help or new information at any time.
- "Sprinkling" refers to the placement of interesting things around the house where children may discover them.
If you dare seek the truth about public education, watch this:
The Ultimate History Lesson with John Taylor Gatto
Poem by Denis Waitley
Teach Your Own by John Holt
A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
Unschooling by Sara McGrath
Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery by David H. Albert
Dumbing us Down by John Taylor Gatto
The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for the Young Child by Kathy Martin & Carol McCloud
Making Memories by Josie Bissett
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Homeschooling for Excellence by David Colfax