By Leo Babauta
Whether you're just looking into unschooling, or you've been doing it but want to read more, blogs and books are a great place to explore, but there are so many. And for unschoolers looking for some cool online learning tools, the options can be overwhelming.
So I'll share a few resources we've found useful. This is far from a definitive guide -- I don't have the experience or knowledge to write that guide. Better people than I have written much more on the topic, and while I can't provide a comprehensive list, I will share some books and sites to get you started.
I would love it if others would share their favorite resources in the comments!
- Sandra Dodd - one of the first and best writers on unschooling.
- John Holt - another of the seminal writers on unschooling, a classic.
- A-Z Homeschooling - so many things for homeschoolers. So many.
- Khan Academy - amazing resource for learning all kinds of subjects.
- Open Culture - such a powerful collection of free learning resources, including a list of free online college courses, language learning, and so much more. Wow.
- Clickschooling - newsletter with links to learn about different learning topics.
- Schmoop - a fun way to learn literature, history and more.
- Reading Rants - blog by a librarian who gives reading suggestions for young adults.
- Free Rice - game for learning different subjects.
- YouTube - It's an interesting video site that you might not have heard of. But what an incredible resource for learning videos -- learn French or Spanish, math raps, and much much more.
- Self-Made Scholar - free classes.
- Free-Range Kids - how to raise self-reliant children.
- The Sparkling Martins - for unschooling inspiration.
- Homeschoolers Guide to Getting Into College - it's not only possible, but very doable.
- Life Learning Magazine - on non-coercive, interest-based learning.
- Natural Child - learning to treat children with with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion.
- Joyfully Rejoicing - great overview of unschooling philosophy with more resources for learning more.
- Zinn Education Project - excellent resources for learning history, Howard Zinn style.
- Coursera - free online courses.