How One Teen Left School to Pursue a Real Education.

I wanted to share a post I came across about how one girl persuaded her family to let her leave school, and take control of her own learning. If you are a teen or know a teen who might want

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More on Community College for “Underage” Youth

Brenda Leach, a dear unschooling mama  friend of mine who’s 4th child is attending Cabrillo College (our local Community College) this semester has this advice for  parents of teens and teens wanting to take Community College Classes. This advice is

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An Underage Path to Community College

One option that many teen homeschoolers and unschoolers use is their local Community Colleges. But this option can be available to any teen! Local Community Colleges offer a wide variety of courses, often more interesting to teens- since they can

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Six Things You Can Do to Create a Better Learning Environment for Your Teen. (Some will surprise you!)

Grades are an illusion. Passion and insight are reality. –Seth Godin We all want our teens to be happy. We all want our teens to be well educated and ready to approach life as young adults, successfully and meaningfully.  However,

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Daniel Pink: the Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink delivers an inspirational talk on what motivates people- is it monetary rewards? or intrinsic motivation to do what matters to them? Social scientists have found over and over that people perform BETTER on creative complicated tasks, when they

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Giving kids more freedom, and taking closer care of babies

I’m reblogging a post I came across from the Guardian. ( I think the title is a little misleading– there is a whole part here about taking closer care of our babies). I copy and pasted the article, because I

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Accreditation-not as important as people think.

Many people worry about the myth of accreditation. Is your school accredited? It’s a common question I hear as I discuss my program with people. And my answer is no. We are actually proudly not accredited. But I believe this

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