Tuesday, January 31, 2012


For the first time in a long time, I rearranged my index page:
I moved the SCA stuff elsewhere (link at the bottom of the middle section) and put a remote feed to Just Add Light and Stir, which will update itself every day. Otherwise, it's about the same.

I've moved notifications of speaking to its own blog. Some of the links are to other blogs, but that's because some events are run by others, in other languages, and because I'm really enjoying having a blog particular to international trips, so I can keep my photos and exciting news there.
Planned talks in the next two years (some more solid than others): MA, NJ-maybe, OR, France, Scotland, The Netherlands, England, CA, FL, NM, Portugal, Spain, CA-maybe, Australia, India.

Because other people's webpages disappear, I'm starting to try to save any translation of my writings (or Joyce's, or Pam's, or others of that ilk) that I come across. I have collections in six languages, with hints or promises of a few more. French, particularly, is really ratcheting up. There will be some Portuguese translations created in preparation for June 2013 (Joyce is going there with me).

The page for that is called "translation":

Monday, January 30, 2012

Labels, Languages, ALL Unschooling 2012

Something new by Jenny Cyphers at "Problems with labelling children"

An attempt to gather and preserve translations of unschooling writings:
(Yet another site has disappeared, and though I retrieved some with the Way Back Machine, some will likely be gone forever.)

There will be another ALL Unschooling Symposium in Albuquerque this December, and you can subscribe there to receive updates on that. The schedule has been published, and I'll start taking applications in a few weeks. Attendees will be expected to be members of the Always Learning discussion list (at least one of the parents), and to be familiar with Joyce Fetteroll's unschooling site and mine. It's not a gathering for beginning beginners.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Adam Daniel, Limits, Netherlands & France

Some of Adam Daniel's presentation in Albuquerque from December 31, 2011:
(Adam is six years old and was one of the speakers
at the ALL Unschooling Symposium.)
the photo is by Tim Mensch.

French translation
of "Limits"

Plans for speaking in the Netherlands and in France:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sugar, expansion, courage

Photo of Deb Lewis by Tim Mensch,
Albuquerque, December 30, 2011
Addition of a story about how many sugar cubes one child will eat, given a full box:
(third bit down the page)

Twinkies and blueberries, second small bit at the top:

The principles that make unschooling work can expand into all of one's life. Sylvia Woodman gave me permission to share something she wrote about her feelings as her mother was in intensive care. I will link a small bit from which you can choose to see more or not.

Deb Lewis, on Becoming Courageous

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Issues, speaking

Expansion of "When Parents Have Issues"

Summer plans (speaking in Scotland, England, the Netherlands and France in 2012)
If you're interested in that one, please subscribe there, upper right of that page.

I'm speaking in Vancouver, Washington in May; in Sacramento, California in August; somewhere in the NE U.S. sometime in the fall. Information on the first two:

There will be another ALL Unschooling Symposium in Albuquerque this December, though registration isn't yet open.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Choix," food in quantity, dads

La Valeur des Choix
Catherine Goudouchaouri's translation of "The Value of Choices" (a page with various authors)
http://sandradodd.com/french/choix (new)

Several translations of Just Add Light and Stir posts have been made, and are linked here:
http://sandradodd.com/french (additions)

Bingeing and hoarding (lesser variations of those, and food, and unschooling)
http://sandradodd.com/eating/quantities (new)

Dads (a paper-folding story of now-grown unschooled man)
http://sandradodd.com/dads (addition)