Saturday, April 24, 2010


Good Morning America interviewed an unschooling family recently, chose the snips of film that would make them look as weird as possible, and then proceeded to run the "news story" and disparage unschooling.

A better explanation of unschooling can be found at momlogic, in an interview with Sandra Dodd. I love how Sandra gives her point of view but is also careful to explain that other homeschoolers have different methods and motivations. I also like how she describes the difference between unschooling and school-at-home (both of which are valid ways to homeschool). She points out that school-at-home makes use of many management tools that are used for large groups of children in the classroom; they can be used at home, but are not necessary when teaching one child or a small group.

HT: Jenny and Dawn

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