Videos

‘Learn Free’ (an unschooling documentary)

This video is a good summary and introduction to the motivations and techniques for unschooling


Summerhill (2008) -AMAZING- Best Freedom Movie Ever!!

Quite a funny look at Summerhill – an unschooling school!


Summerhill Founder, A.S. Neill Shares His Wisdom – GREAT Interview!

Founder of Summerhill, A.S. Neill is a champion of education.His philosophy for educational freedom is powerful.


Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.


Sugata Mitra: Can kids teach themselves?

Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own — and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?


Seth Godin on Education

Best selling author Seth Godin discusses the failure of our educational model that’s built around producing factory workers. More Seth interviews on my website.


Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling

Coxsackie-Athens High School Valedictory Speech 2010


Dayna Martin: What is Unschooling?

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Dayna Martin: School Isn’t Like the Real World

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Dayna Martin: Are Schools Really Democratic?

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Dayna Martin: What is Radical Unschooling?

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Dayna Martin: Authentic Parenting

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Dayna Martin: Is Unschooling Legal? and Peaceful Parenting

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Dayna Martin: Are Unschoolers Prepared For The “Real World”?

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Dayna Martin: Common Unschooling Questions Answered

A casual discussion about Unschooling by advocate, public speaker and writer, Dayna Martin


Henry Winkler Discusses Education

Henry Winkler discusses education as part of landmark education documentary ‘We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For’


Sandra Dodd : Saying Yes (From Unschooling: The Movie)

Sandra Dodd talks about saying Yes to your kids


Sandra Dodd Pt 1 : Path To Unschooling

Advocate Sandra Dodd discusses the origins of unschooling


Sandra Dodd Pt 2: Unschooling & Real Learning

Sandra Dodd discusses how people learn.


Sandra Dodd Pt 3: The Universe Inside Your Head

Unschooling advocate Sandra talks about learning, pursuing interests and how the universe inside your head is larger than the universe outside.


“Worth” from Unschooling : The Movie

19 year old former unschooler Brenna McBroom talks about a mistake many parents make.


Sandra Dodd : Saying Yes (From Unschooling: The Movie)

Sandra Dodd talks about saying Yes to your kids.


Sandra Dodd on Rules Unschooling The Movie

Unschooling advocate Sandra Dodd talks about Rules vs Principles in a clip form Unschooling : The Movie


Parenting with Naomi Aldort – The child is right

Every parent would happily give up ever scolding, punishing or threatening if she only knew how to ensure that her toddler/child/teen would thrive and act responsibly without such painful measures.


The 1:1 Digital Learning Revolution in Schools: Travis Allen of iSchoolInitiative

This is an interview with Travis Allen, President and CEO of the iSchoolInitiative at the 2011 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia.


Schooools Out For Evah! Unschooling with Dayna Martin

Dayna Martin shoots a grappling hook over the wall of your prison school, and revs the engine of the getaway car!


Dayna Martin answers common questions about Unschooling

Dayna Martin continues her series with Unschooled teens, Devin Martin and Rileigh Forslund and discusses common Unschooling questions about media and learning to read, write and do math. The teens also discuss their personal interests.


Hackschooling makes me happy | Logan LaPlante | TEDxUniversityofNevada

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.


TEDxYouth@NASA – Luke Iha – The Unschool Alternative

The Unschool Alternative


Skipping School: Lua Martin Wells at TEDxCharleston

Unschooling Advocate – Lua works at the Mount Pleasant Regional Branch of the public library and has a passion for the interest-driven, child-led, organic learning style known as ‘Unschooling’ which she presents.’


TEDxPioneerValley – Barry O’Connell – Unschooled Learning

Barry O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, examines “Unschooled Learning”. “We learn in school, or, at least we are expected to. But I wonder about the places and the people outside formal schools. Learning in unschooled settings and from those who are not formal teachers may be critical in how we grow. Harder to mark and thus to examine, this learning may also elude our awareness and remain unpossessed. Without purchase, it stays stored away. It may, once perceived, prove to be central to who we are and enable us to be fully active learners. Growing up as part of a supportive community might thus be critical to becoming fully self-aware as an adult, genuinely educated. The absence of meaningful community might explain the current mis-education of two groups: the children of privilege and the children we deny.”


Astra Taylor on the Unschooled Life

Raised by independent-thinking bohemian parents, Taylor was unschooled until age 13. Join the filmmaker as she shares her personal experiences of growing up home-schooled without a curriculum or schedule, and how it has shaped her educational philosophy and development as an artist.


My Unschooling Family Experiences and Tips

The popularity of the Unschooling Documentary and the Unschooling TED Talk has created great dialogue around this learning mindset. So many of us want to leave the corporate world, earn income online, and be with our families. I am doing that today, and I’ve created an online unschooling course to talk about that journey.


TEDxManhattanBeach – John Bennett – Why Math Instruction Is Unnecessary

John is a teacher of math and a homeschooling parent who offers a radical-sounding proposal: that we cease to require math instruction in middle and high school. He came to this point of view over a number of years, as he attempted (and failed) to convince students that the math they were learning was beautiful, useful, or an imperative component of their future prosperity. When he stopped trying to connect math with students and simple tried to connect with the students themselves, he made a profound discovery – kids are suffering from “math anxiety.” If the goal of teaching math is to teach us deductive and inductive reasoning, might games and puzzles be equally effective in developing kids’ reasoning skills – and allow them to fulfill their life missions? “We want to reawaken analytical and critical thinking schools that have been anesthetized by the standard curriculum,” says John.

John Bennett is a math teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and a home-schooling father of four. An outspoken advocate of education reform, he has presented lectures and workshops throughout California. He uses logic puzzles and strategy games in the classroom (and at home) to supplement the traditional mathematics curriculum. John has written three volumes of Pentagrid Puzzles, a new puzzle form he created to challenge deductive logic and visual-spatial reasoning.


Unschooling Insights for Entrepreneurs, Digital Nomads, and Location Independent People

This unschooling video series offers insight on how to unschool, as well as unschooling strategies for entrepreneurs. I talk about my digital nomad lifestyle as an unschooling entrepreneur.


What if we trusted you?: Jerry Michalski at TEDxCopenhagen 2012

Many institutions we take for granted are designed from a basis of mistrust. Skip school too often? Go to jail. Run that red light, even when nobody is around for blocks? Ticket.

Movements around the world are finding new ways, flipping the model, building practices and institutions based on the initial gesture of trust. Building on trust, we are rediscovering how to be citizens in civilization together. The effects of this shift will catalyze every sector of human activity, a process we’ve only just begun.


Unschooling: Why it’s the Answer Even if it isn’t the Question – Elisabeth Kelly – Ignite FinCon14

Elisabeth Kelly writes at A Matter of Life or Debt

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