Monday, October 20, 2008

Facets, Transcripts, Screaming

When Corn Grows Wild:

Gratuitious photo, of some corn from the birdseed that grew without attention, photographed on the hood of my car last week.

Jenny C / Jenstarc on what makes unschooling work (upper right)

Kelly Lovejoy, right under "transcripts":

"I want to scream!"
That was three years ago. I wonder if she's still screaming?

That last one's not new, but it's obscure and in cleaning up my "life" section (non-academic aspects of what will help unschooling work—the things kids learn that they would've learned at home anyway), I thought this one might be a good sample of the greater section, which is here:

There are many links out from that, and not all have been upgraded, but many have. I've tweaked and updated many pages this weekend, few of which were worth announcing, so I'll let that screaming about chores page represent the batch.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Always Learning, John Holt, Joyce Fetteroll

The images are the misshapen mulberry leaf from my back yard whose portrait lives at AlwaysLearning; Joyce meeting a prairie dog; Joyce and Kathryn and several Albuquerque bike-trail prairie dogs.

The Always Learning List has a new page on what it's about.

In summer, the description of that list was changed, and that's documented here:

Several of the John Holt pages have been dusted off and upgraded. Deb Lewis is the author of much of this, and John Holt of some of the rest:

Nobody Sees Backwards

Right and Left

Stress and Perception

A Life Worth Living

Because my "Joyce page" was linked in this month's issue of Parental Intelligence, I checked all the links and so it has that new-car smell (figuratively speaking)

More images of Joyce's recent New Mexico visit

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Teens, Shakespeare, "Housework"

New writing by Ann Carlson on benefits of unschooling when the teen years arrive (second bit in the main column):

New bits (videos, bottom) and clean-up, Shakespeare

First item after the introduction on this page: something by Schuyler about priorities.

Thanks for reading. Please pass these links on to anyone you think could use them!

Sam Rockwell and Kevin Klein as Pyramus and Thisbe (Bill Irwin as "Wall," who is also Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Good Vibrations Conference Site is open


The conference was a good one, and some of the talks are preserved. The photo link below might not work anymore, but the photo and a link to other talks from that conference is here:

Holly took a photo of me especially for the Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference web site, and it's here:

It's nearly a year away, but it will be the first time I've spoken near San Diego. I've been in Long Beach and that area before, and Sacramento, and Tempe (near Phoenix)and will be again in March '09), but haven't spoken in the San Diego area. I'm looking forward to it. I hope Kirby will be with me, but it's too far away to know his scheduling requirements. If he can't go, I hope Holly can.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

sweets, principles, what it is

True Tales of Kids Turning Down Sweets
New story, second item, in which a three year old hands back half a honey-ball in favor of pickled garlic

New intro page on principles
"I was all, 'what is all this rules vs. principles stuff anyway?' Now, in my unschooling, it seems like the most important part."

These pages were spruced up a bit and I thought it might be a good time to send their links out again for anyone who didn't know about them or who had forgotten about how much can be gained by just re-centering on the basic concept:

Holly took this photo of me and Keith, and animated photos I took of her and her boyfriend Brett, above. more