Unschooling advocate Sandra Dodd has collected a wealth of
exceptional material on natural learning and living. Her site is intriguingly designed
"like the tunnels in a prairie dog village", with each link that is chosen
leading to other similar links. The site design is a model of the way Sandra envisions
the process of natural learning.
A few good starting pages:
Unschooling includes a detailed index of topics, a general introduction to
unschooling, and links to related resources. "Playing" written by Sandra, goes to the very
heart of unschooling. More
of Sandra's articles
Unschooling: Some ideas offers information for families considering
unschooling. This page includes the must-read articles "Change",
"What would you tell your pre-unschooling self?" and "Principles of
Unschooling". Follow the "Stage" link to the wonderful overview,
"The Three Stages of Unschooling".
Assistance and Ideas offers help and suggestions for families who know they
want to unschool and would like encouraging resources. This page links to numerous
resources including a comprehensive list of regional unschooling organizations,
essays on "typical days" in unschooling families, Internet discussion
lists, audios, photos, news articles, related websites and more.
Excerpt from Interview
with Sandra Dodd:
What long-term benefits do you believe unschooling holds for
"That they will be thoughtful, compassionate, curious,
kind, and joyful. That's all. That's not asking much, is it? I think if those traits
are intact in them, they will continue to learn their whole lives."