the network for radical unschooling families
I've started an unschooling specific list for people who are already unschooling or for people who are homeschooling but actively working toward unschooling (i.e. dropping imposed curriculum, and looking for unique, possibly uncommon ways of pursuing interests).
Here's the front page description:
This Colorado unschooling list is to help people who are unschooling to be cognizant of Colorado homeschool law; share ideas to support our kids' interests; to plan get-togethers to enhance understanding of unschooling (topic discussions).
"Unschooling means not depending on the usual school methods. It means no lesson plans, no curriculum, no assignments, no quizzes or tests, no required memorizing, and no grades. It means that the parent does not become the child's schoolteacher—it means not creating a miniature classroom in the home.
Instead, unschoolers focus on living a rich and stimulating life together. Seriously, that's it. We do not "school," but, instead, we concentrate on living a life filled with opportunities and possibilities and experiences. Human children are born learners. Literally. What unschoolers aim for is keeping that love of learning and intense curiosity alive as the children grow up."~Pam Sorooshian (from http://sandradodd.com/pam/ilive)
This list is moderated (as in first couple of posts) to prevent spam and embarrassing misconceptions about unschooling.
If you ask to join this list and do not receive an automated email requesting an introduction please check your spam folder or email us at Coloradounschoolingfirstname.lastname@example.org