Saturday, June 27, 2009

Piaget, School/"child-led", typical overnight

Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
I made a page from an unschooling point of view; it's worth knowing but it's not worth making a religion about.

On the page about public school on your own terms, I've added a note (in a box, halfway down on the right). That article is twelve years old, in September, and I wanted to note some changes in my awareness.

Typical day (though it was at night)

(The photo is Kirby and Marty, in Austin, a few days ago. They are 22 and 20 years old. There's a shadow behind them that looks a little like a dirty halo.)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Being friends, eye contact, fathers' day thoughts

Keith and Holly, two days ago
Pam Sorooshian, mostly, on whether children need a parent or a friend:

Some comments on the value and uses of making eye contact:

On Being a Father, "Father's Day maunders," link, quote and backup link added to

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Quality time, things to hear

What do we mean by "quality'? What do we mean by "time"?

New index page about things to listen to:
For the "Big Book of Unschooling" I'm working on I needed a single link instead of several. I had expected the book to be created from the website; didn't know the book would be building on the website, but that's fine.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Help needed with a project

Lee Stranahan who, with his wife Lauren, performed the technical wizardry that made Peaceful Parenting and some of my other talks available to hear free, has been interviewing me quite a bit, and Holly some, and plans to interview Broc and Brenna (maybe Gail and Logan) later this month, and who has personal family experience to share, is creating a DVD about unschooling but needs starter funding. Click that box for more details.

That's their daughter, Olivia, in the photo.

Some of the things the Stranahans have already made available to unschoolers on my site:

Here's more by and about Lee Stranahan:

Thanks for considering this!

Friday, June 12, 2009

To read and to hear and attend

Holly and Ben in Silver City this week.

Two new transcripts for videos,

One new-improved (I found the handout) audio file from when my kids were 9, 7 and 4 years old:

Monkey Platter Festival Confirmed for November 10-12, 2008, Albuquerque

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Details, intelligences, another transcript

Some details of unschooling in Ronnie Maier's life and words, and links to others':

New info, also by Ronnie, at the bottom of this page:
(Not new by Ronnie, but new on my site and by Ronnie.)

"How Do they Learn?"

The first of the YouTube videos Lee Stranahan made of me has a transcript now:

Saturday, June 6, 2009

relatives, the problem with "support," phrases to avoid

Transcript of a chat from June 1, 2009:

The problem with "support"...
(mostly Joyce's writing)

Two new links on the "Phrases to Avoid" page;

Monday, June 1, 2009

Clarity, a day in NYC, Detox

What makes thoughts and and words "clear"? How might "a clear singing voice" be described to someone who is deaf?

Out and about in New York City: a recent day reported

Fourteen years ago there was a chat. The transcript was available for a few years after and then time passed. Today it's available here: