Are we all born as creative geniuses? In a talk at TEDX Tucson, Dr. George Land reveals shocking results of a creativity test that was initially developed for NASA, but lead to the testing of school children. After proving successful...
Let Me Introduce You to the Idea of Strewing as a Homeschooling Solution Homeschool strewing is defined as scattering or spreading (things) untidily over a surface or area. But what the heck does that have to with homeschooling? Well, a lot,...
Resistance When did I become such an uptight parent?  Yesterday I caught myself shooing my children out of the kitchen while I was trying to get our upcoming road trip snacks into the dehydrator. I was tired, I was trying to...
By Katherine Megear A couple weeks ago we went camping at Krause Springs. Guinevere, age 6, decided she wanted to jump off this twenty-foot-high cliff into the water, after watching several kids take the plunge. When she asked me, looking...
This article is part 3 of a longer series, called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please subscribe to get future installments. Freedom can be a tough concept to grasp for adults, let alone kids. Where exactly do we draw the boundaries? How can we all...
Hold on--I'm about to disappoint all you high-achievers...but good grades are no measure of intelligence. More importantly, good grades also don't actually have any bearing on one's success. School does influence one’s real-world success–but not in the ways that one would...
Unschooling goes beyond education and learning--it bleeds over into every area of your life, eventually. So what does it look like to be unschooling food? For many unschoolers, this means what you think it means--kids are given the freedom to...
The Austin Aquarium offers more than just sea creatures, the whole family can interact with a wide variety of animals such as birds from the rain forest, to lizards and other reptilians from the desert regions. Families can hand...
This article is Part 5 in a series called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please also find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4... On any given day, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with your child...
Road schooling or world schooling, emphasises the idea that most of the learning in life takes place outside of a traditional classroom. While the amount of formal school work done will vary depending on the family, the uniqueness of...
Catherine and her children were on a walk in Austin Texas and passed the Children's Garden at Casa de Luz. They were informed that the school that was on site had shut down and the Children's Garden was being...
Do you wish you could homeschool or unschool your kids? Well, good news--you CAN! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “If I didn’t xyz, I would homeschool”. The majority of these statements come from working or...