Coaching (Choices, Freedom, and other difficult ideas)
by Marta Pires, a collection of quotes, with commentary
A mom asked for ideas to help a child who was curious about and fascinated by sewers. Ideas flew!
Thomas Laferrière-Meloche visited a real sewer treatment plant, and made a video showing some of that and his minecraft sewers, with a sweet note at the end (near the bottom of that page).
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Beautiful account of love and learning, three paragraphs at the bottom of this page:
"Who inspired you?" Summary of responses in an intro round at the ALL Unschooling Symposium in Minnesota, May 2013:
Update on European tour schedule! It's about to happen. I leave in two weeks.
One of my own early parenting inspirations, Lori Odhner, has expressed the wish to own a dogwood tree. That seems EASY! The difference in my life and marriage and relationship with my children that Lori made is HUGE compared to a tree. If any of you know Lori, or have reason to appreciate the help she gave me that I have passed on, take a peek at my project:
The photo is a link. It's also Holly (whose name is changing to Doozy), on some 1960's stairs in the middle of a three-level store that once sold lamps and electric lighting, and now is a thrift shop.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Food as religion? Upper right, box.
Decision making (new writing under the photo)
Bernadette Lynn, whose son chose the melon that was surrounded by sweets (third item):
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
New, by Kandace Wright, about the confidence from learning to read on one's own, at the top:
Halfway down, new stories by Deb Lewis and Colleen Prieto, about learning (not teaching):
Two new recordings, from the HSC conference in 2012. The first four listed here are all of presentations I've done.
The new talks are the first and third on the list,
Sandra Dodd: Happiness Inside and Out (written notes)
Sandra Dodd: Why Radical Unschooling (written notes)
Monday, April 22, 2013
A new portfolio example by Brie Jontry, for Noor, Pennsylvania, April 2013:
New comments on "Precisely How to Unschool":
Monday June 24, 2013, Joyce Fetteroll, Sandra Dodd and Julie Daniel in Selkirk:
Sometimes it's a medieval staircase from France on which Schuyler and Sandra walked!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Jo Isaac sent a photo of Kai's bone museum, in Adelaide (it's in their house, and it's good)
http://sandradodd.com/museum (near the bottom)
This is just cool for me: a quote of mine on a tile clock:
In March and early April, 2014, Joyce Fetteroll and I are going to visit Schuyler Waynforth in Australia. We will take the opportunity to run Always Learning Live presentations and discussions in several cities. Plans are still forming up, and the schedule will appear and solidify gradually here:
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I found a 1998 article that wasn't published. It has some bits I can use for Just Add Light.
I have a regular column in The Homeschooler magazine, which is now available for subscription within the U.S. For many years it was The California Homeschooler, and was published for members of the HomeSchool Association of California. The magazine is in transition to a slightly larger issue. The next issue will have my interview with Schuyler Waynforth, and you can get to more information and subscription information here:
I'm named in two articles in the current online issue of The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning.
In "The Challenges and Benefits of Unschooling, According to 232 Families Who Have Chosen that Route", I'm cited as the third most named influence on people's choice to unschool (after Holt and Gatto).
I'm cited in "Unschooling, Then and Now," by Kellie Rolstad and Kathleen Kesson, professors of education whose children were/are unschooled.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Why do people unschool? New writing by Jihong Larson added, to the right:
Interview, podcast, me about unschooling for over an hour, if you can stand that sort of thing.
Unschooling and Yoga Philosophy – An Interview with Sandra Dodd, by Cate Stillman, January 2013, free to download, or listen at the provided link.
The photo's a link.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Edited chat on Food, eating
page 162-174 of The Big Book of Unschooling (2009 edition)
online chat, January 9, 2013
Chores, Serving others as a gift, tales of kids helping out voluntarily
More, and great, on Minecraft (new page; third of three; the others are linked there)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Printed-article version of Unexpected Benefits of Unschooling, with a history going back a few years, but new on my site last month.
Some terminology can be misleading.
An old URL has become a directory page!
Two new pages related to that:
Freedom and unschooling
The problem with "education":
New wisdom by Joyce Fetteroll, first box on the right (scroll down a bit):
but this one is!