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Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Mr. John Taylor Gatto in Spring of 2011.  I release this important interview to you now to honor the work that he does and help further education about school! For more information about John Taylor Gatto or related [...]

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Standards to Start, Not Conclude, Learning

The most dreaded “s” word in home education after “socialization” has got to be “standards.” Having national standards of learning indicate that a standardized checklist of everything a child should know by the time they turn 18 is the only way to ensure an entire generation is prepared to contribute to the future of the [...]

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Surveillance! Who is watching your children?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Surveillance! The end of personal privacy.  A conversation with Kaye Beach from Axxiom for Liberty Radio on the consequences of unauthorized surveillance in schools and in public.        

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More Trivium: An Introduction with Gene Odening

More Trivium: An Introduction with Gene Odening

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Welcome to your intellectual pilgrimage folks. I’m honored to have had the pleasure of interviewing long time Trivium student, philosopher and advocate, Gene Odening, for a multi-part, exclusive Unplugged Mom Radio presentation on the Trivium. Here you will find my brief explanation of the series immediately [...]

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Laurie's 17 year old unschooling son, brycen, active at play

Recess Isn’t Enough: Active Play Should Be All Day

A post on Care2 states that the demise of school recess hurts student learning. It advocates that children should have “even 15 minutes” to “run around”. I believe that this article misses a major point- A few-minute gesture of respite or “recess” from hours of mindless busywork is not “recess” at all. The value of [...]

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(Putting The Joy Back Into) A Day in The Life of an Industrialized Child

(Putting The Joy Back Into) A Day in The Life of an Industrialized Child

In the womb, babies are blanketed in a blissful neurological expectation that when they finally are born into the world, their needs in every manner will be responded to lovingly and met immediately. There is an inborn agreement with nature that because nature intended it to be so, it will be. In many peaceful indigenous [...]

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