Sunday, August 31, 2008

Podcast and conferences

Kim Campbell will interview me Monday, September 8 on her Relaxed Homeschooler podcast. The show is 90 minutes long. I'll be in the last hour. It starts at 9:30 at my house (mountain standard time) but if you go to the page you'll have an opportunity to get notification and it will know your own time zone. So go there before the day, and again then!

(It's here.)

Two conference appearances are confirmed for 2009 and another couple have been mentioned as possibilities (news as it arrives).

March 7-8, 2009
HENA 2009 Conference
Tempe, Arizona
All my kids will be there, and Pam Sorooshian and all of hers. This is a big deal, never before seen, and probably a once-only happening.

September 10-13, 2009
Good Vibrations Conference
San Diego/Del Mar, California
Flo Gascon's new unschooling conference!

Friday, August 29, 2008

"Unschooling" (the word itself)

What inspired "Unschooling" as a term? I have written a report (with videos and images):

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mindful of Words, housekeeping, "Autodidact"

How important are words? When they're all you've got, they're all-important.

There's a new link on the chores page
concerning hiring or bartering for housekeeping

An unschooling dad (with the help of his daughter) has made a techno/electronica style song called "Autodidact." It's instrumental except for that word. It can be heard or downloaded free from MySpace. There is information and a link here:
and a link at the music page

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Restrictions, guns, multiplication

A quote from the toy guns page has been added at the bottom left of

Three photos have been added to the "peaceful kids with toy guns" section at the bottom of

There's a new multiplication story on the times tables page, by Lisa W.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Yes, and Winning Images

Jenny C. wrote something about saying "yes" which has been added here:
(to the left of "My Favorite Word," the green box)

Winners of the Learn Nothing Day image contest

Animal: Mark, at greenraven.blogspot
Mineral: Flo Gascon and Camille Lavallee at sumbthucker.blogspot
Vegetable: Anza Firetail at deviantart
Video: MD and Alex Polikowsky at YouTube

More information is here: