an unschooling conference and some links

Sunny stealing Lew’s sandwich right out of his hands:)

 Today’s post is a little bit about an unschooling conference and some links. Tomorrow Lew and I are off to Melbourne for a little trip away. The main reason we are going is for the Unschooling Conference that will be happening on Saturday and Sunday. The lovely Sandra Dodd will be speaking about all things unschooling and I can’t wait to finally meet her after all of these years of contact via her online groups and emails.   Sandra’s unschooling website was where our unschooling journey began. When Lew was 4 I was still searching to find the best kind of ‘education’ for him. I wasn’t convinced that public education would be the place for him and I was toying with a few alternative ideas, one of which was steiner education. I had some reservations about steiner due to the spiritual elements that would clash with my own beliefs but I couldn’t find anything else that felt right. That’s when I fell across unschooling via Sandra’s writing. Unschooling fit the bill perfectly. It felt like an extension of how we were already living and it gelled so beautifully with my ideas about how children learn best and about parenting in general. The rest is history. We’ve been on the unschooling path now for almost 10 years and it’s been a really cool choice for us as a family and for Lew in particular. I’m really excited to be meeting Sandra and some of my other unschooling online Aussie friends {like: Karen and Jo} who I feel like I know so well from all of the years we’ve spent chatting and learning together. Can’t wait!

 

an unschooling conference and some links

 

So here’s a bit of a list of unschooling spots to visit, just in case you want to:) * Sandra’s site * An article by Pam Sorooshian * Joyce Fetteroll’s website * A List of Grown Up Unschoolers Chat about Unschooling from this site Yes I Can Write   And some stuff I’ve written along the way: * A Mum Interviews Her Son About Unschooling * A Response to Unschooling in the Media * Why Unschooling is Better Than Conventional Schooling {and I didn’t choose that title!} * A Feather & Nest Interview With Sandra Dodd * The Unschooling Unmanual – an article in that book:)   Have fun while I’m away and I look forward to seeing you  here for a cuppa and a chat when I get back.

Kim x