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Calling for Posts from Unschoolers

By Leo Babauta

This blog was started as a way for me to grow the conversation around unschooling, and besides my own (obviously brilliant) posts, I hope to wrestle some from Eva and the kids.

And from you guys. Especially if you're already unschooling (as a parent or student), and even more especially if you are an adult, were successfully unschooled and have a great story to share.

So, if you are or were an unschooler, and you'd like to share your story or thoughts on what works or ways you overcame certain challenges or how you got to college or what college was like for an unschooler, etc. etc. ... please post it here on Unschoolery!

Here's how:

What is Unschooling?

On Indigo Girls Gone Wild

By Leo Babauta

Unschooling is a version, a subset, of homeschooling -- schooling at home. I also think it's the best version of homeschooling (or learning in general), because it prepares you for life, for being an entrepreneur, for learning anything, for being autonomous.

What makes unschooling different from other homeschooling methods? Often when people homeschool, they just do school at home -- do a curriculum with math, science, reading, history, etc. at home, often with similar teaching methods and books.

But that doesn't take advantage of the freedom of homeschooling! We can do whatever we want, because there are no rules, no one to tell us we're doing it wrong, which means we can get creative as hell.

So unschooling throws all the rules of school out the door:

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