Homeschooling Styles Series: Unschooling
Welcome to the second in our podcast series about different homeschooling styles! In this episode, I talk with Julie Polanco of Julie Naturally about what unschooling is – and, more importantly, what it ISN’T! Hint: Unschooling is actually hard work!
Links from the episode
- John Holt is known as the father of unschooling but his theories are applicable to many styles of homeschooling.
- Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Traditional Classroom by Kerry McDonald
- If your kids are into adventure and small mammals, check out the Redwall series by Brian Jacques or the Green Ember series by S.D. Smith
- Great Courses Plus is a fantastic place for more in-depth exploration of topics that might fuel your child’s interests.
- The U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, North Carolina is a great destination for those interested in military history and operations.
- John Taylor Gatto was a former public school teacher who advocated for more personal freedom in education.
- Raymond and Dorothy Moore have several books supporting a slower, more natural approach to learning.
- God-Schooling: How God Intended Children To Learn is a perspective on Christian unschooling from Julie Polanco.
- The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling by Durenda Wilson is a great aid for adding delight-directed learning to your homeschool.
- Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education by Clark Aldrich is going on my reading list!
- David Elkind’s books about preschoolers and child-development are helpful for guiding your unschooling journey.