Sunday, June 29, 2014

Spouses, Bonding, "Behind"

 photo hollyhall.jpgSomething new at the bottom, about peace with spouses (works for children, too), from Rippy Dusseldorp

Bonding, with addition of writing by Caren Knox and Joyce Fetteroll at the bottom:

New page with something by Debbie Regan about whether an unschooled child can "be behind."

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Service, School, Small Words

 photo IMG_0952.jpgNew on the "service" page, by Manuela Jaramillo, righthand column, partway down:

School might be better for some kids. New, by Karen James at

More added to the page looking at lyrics and poetry using almost all native English words:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Interviews by video and podcast, new this week

Amy Childs has done a beautiful podcast about Learn Nothing Day. Besides my voice and Amy's, you can hear Alex Polkowsky, Hema Bharadwaj, Julie Daniel, and Amy's daughter Kayla.
(Sound file, fifteen minutes)

a couple of links to go with that:
"Try not to learn. Don't try to learn. Those two aren't the same thing but they're close enough for beginners." (from the last paragraph of this 1998 interview: An Interview with Sandra Dodd

Criticism of Learn Nothing Day:

Yvonne Laborda and María José Cifuentes interviewed me on June 17, from Spain.

It will be at, with two others from María José Cifuentes' video hangout shows.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Why we unschooled, feedback, open, half empty

"Why we unschooled" (written a few years ago, about a story from 1990 or so)
This is on my blog, but I suppose some of those posts should be included as resources. I won't announce all of them, but you can subscribe there if you're interested in more personal things about me or my family.

Nice feedback, lefthand column. I don't save all of it (some I print and put in a special box without quoting elsewhere), but these seemed special.

New page on being open to things, people, life:

Older page I thought had been announced, because I had used it on Just Add Light and Stir
It has a good story, so I'm glad I discovered it hadn't been announced yet! and I added a bit.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gratitude, Tree of Knowledge, Maslow

Gratitude—living with gratitude all the time. (Additions at the top of the page.)

A new image (a video Alex Polikowsky showed me) has been added to this page
and I quoted from that (obscure) page on Just Add Light and Stir

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (serious and humorous)

Photo of a lone tree by the side of a two-lane highway in southern New Mexico, in early morning sun.
(Links to a Just Add Light and Stir post.)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Connections, Videos in Spanish, Interviews

Colleen Prieto on very cool connections her son is making, on the Connections page, down near the photo.

Three videos; two I'm in (English and Spanish) and one my book is in (Spanish). New to that page.
(Two have been announced here, the third had not.)

More links added to the page of interviews—the videos above, and the interviews of Rippy and Julie (announced here recently):

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Questions & Answers, Spelling, "Education"

Two pages on questions, with easy-to-remember URLs, "faq" and "questions":

Spelling, new title art

Problems with education. Frank's part was there, my part added, and links added.

The image is Pam Sorooshian with her grandson, Wyatt, and links to a quote from Pam ten years ago.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Learn Nothing Day, Julie Daniel

I'm moving all my Learn Nothing Day notes and art to a blog with a randomizer. If you subscribe to that blog, you will see each new bit of art, and some of the older things, once or twice a week until it speeds up in late July. (Then, a long break until next year.)

The Learn Nothing Day feed is showing up on my main page, too (next to Just Add Light and recent posts from this site news blog).

My interview of Julie Daniel, which was in the March issue of HSC's magazine The Homeschooler:
Unschooling in the World: The Efficiency of Unschooling

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rippy Dusseldorp Saran interview, learning, food problems

Unschooling in the World: Kinder and More Compassionate
"Rippy Dusseldorp Saran lives in the Netherlands, in Leiden, with her husband, Graham…"

About unschooling working the same for all children (rediscovered from 2005 writing) (2nd item, 2nd column)

Imperfect page, not new, but a couple of new things in the righthand box:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Breathing, Mindfulness, Video games and special needs

New on breathing, Caren Knox (in a box 2/3 down), in response to a meditation question.

Continuing to collect examples of cool clues from unintended phrases (righthand box, bottom).

Thanks to Joyce Fetteroll, this page has been updated and expanded!
Kathy Ward was one of the early online writers, on unschooling. At the time there was a great deal of ADD/ADHD concern; Kathy addressed that. Also, video games and dyslexia.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Not on my site, but me:

Homeschooling: Cómo ayudar a nuestros hijos a tomar decisiones

Streamed live on 22 Apr 2014

Maria José Cifuentes, Yvonne Laborda, Sandra Dodd

Sandra Dodd e Yvonne Laborda hablan de que dejar a nuestros hijos tomar decisiones, si es que a nosotros no se nos dió esa oportunidad, puede ser sanador para nosotros como padres. También se habla de que tomar decisiones empodera, del peligro de pensar que "tienen que..." o "no tienen más remedio que ...", de si realmente toman decisiones o si actuan según el ambiente familiar, de educar sin escuela (homeschooling, unschooling…)

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