011 - Unschooling with Ellen Fisher and Chelsea Aaron

“Why do people take or keep their children out of school? Mostly for three reasons: they think that raising their children is their business not the government’s; they enjoy being with their children and watching and helping them learn, and don’t want to give that up to others; they want to keep them from being hurt, mentally, physically, and spiritually.”

― John Holt

Ellen Fisher and Chelsea Aaron talk about their experience with homeschooling and no-curriculum unschooling. In this interview, they answer common questions about such an alternative education: how will your children be socialized? who decides what your children will learn? what about college? Children are natural learners and unschooling is an educational method that fosters curiosity, independent thinking, and the entrepreneurial mindset.

Sir Ken Robinson Ted Talk: “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

Sir Ken Robinson Ted Talk: “Bring on the Learning Revolution!”

Sir Ken Robinson Ted Talk: “How to Escape Education’s Death Valley”

Logan LaPlante Ted Talk: “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy”

How Children Learn by John Holt

How Children Fail by John Holt

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-reliant, and Students for Life by Peter Gray

Music by Lee Rosevere