Wednesday, November 28, 2007

routine repairs, pages you might've missed

Lauren Stranahan has sent me some broken links, and every page I open I think "I should remind people of this page."
They're not new, but they have some "new improved" aspect:

Television, Children and Making Decisions Rationally


Joyce Fetteroll on Deschooling

Holly and the Bible
where you can learn how Genesis is like Lord of the Rings

Books and Saxophones

(the Yiddish music link is working--the page had moved--but there have been a few other small unannounced bits)

Monday, November 26, 2007

teen video, English, water, movies

A video by Andrew and some friends, in Maryland, showing a comparison between some aspects of life between schooled and homeschooled kids has been added to the benefits of unschooling teens page:

New page on the history of the English language
and a new index page because there are more than I'd expected to have on language-related topics.
and additions to the Small Words page (one of my favorites, yet obscure, which is fine)
including a playlist with several of the songs mentioned and quoted.

Reformatted: Grasping Water

Movies for Unschoolers
New link and the repair of Joyce's link and the formatting

Some new feedback (pro and con):

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

what parents say, and having more peace

"There's more to unschooling than just not doing school. To make it flourish we need to look at ourselves, our relationship, the way we look at the world in a new way to clear out the thinking that's holding us back." -Joyce Fetteroll

The danger of "Lazy" and other thoughts

The recording of the Peaceful Parenting presentation from 2002 is now available to listen to here:

There are some new comments here:

Although my blog isn't really part of the site, there are some comments and photos of Marty at the "non con" in Oregon recently in the top entry (or something around November 15, if you're reading this later).

Monday, November 12, 2007

two videos

Two videos, each with a story, both worth a look. One is on autonomous learning (what "unschooling" is generally called in the U.K.) and one of Elimar Clemens Buschmann, a juggler, and the father of Robyn Coburn who is featured on my site.

The second one has no sound:

The background:

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Art about Art

Art about Art, Cartoons about Cartoons, Plays about Plays, Paintings about Paintings...

There's a new link there, to Songs about Singing, which is a playlist based on Lyrics Game topic from a few days ago.

All of that will be added to as time goes on and more suggestions are sent or stumbled upon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

calm, cake and announcements

"For the first time, in what seems like my entire life, I am not terrified."

What is the purpose of making a cake?
linked on the lower righthand side

The announcements link is improved:

Saturday, November 3, 2007

toy guns

"Powerlessness is what causes people to shoot others, not guns. (And
using one's power to prevent kids from playing with guns is pretty
disempowering!...)"   —Joyce Fetteroll

New page on guns:

Friday, November 2, 2007

nest building

"Unschooling works well when parents are interesting, positive, thoughtful, considerate, generous, passionate, honest, respectful individuals." —Deb Lewis

I think we should carve that over our virtual entryway here.
Further I hope that as everyone walks in they read it and think
"Yeah, I can be that." It's a great vision. —Betsy

Those are up at the top of the "Building an Unschooling Nest" page, which has something new at the bottom.