These are sites listed on this page are dedicated to supporting a life of unschooling and natural learning. Please check them out! This section, as is the rest of the site, is constantly being updated, please check back frequently!
Alison McKee was one of the founding members of HOME and a pioneer in homeschooling in Wisconsin. Those of you attending the conference will have the chance to hear her. For those less fortunate, you can get information about Alison's life and work at her website.
Growing Without Schooling began it all when John Holt began its publication in 1977 as a resource to families who sought to learn outside the structure of schools. Although the magazine itself discontinued publication in 2001, the website is still a very useful place to access information about unschooling and John Holt's work, and to order back issues of the magazine. The site also has an online archive of certain issues available.
Life Learning Magazine is a magazine that tells the stories of parents and families that learn without teaching and without being taught.
Home Education Magazine is the oldest magazine covering the homeschool movement, with 21 years of publishing experience by the same family. It's a great place to get general information about homeschooling.
Fun Books took over where Genius Tribe left off! Every unschooler knows that you need books to help you along on your journey and what better place to procure them than from a small organization committed to supporting unschoolers.
The Wisconsin Parents Association Conference and Curriculum Fair has led the way for 29 years in Wisconsin, supporting homeschooling families and providing a wonderful opportunity for them to gather for affirmation during this annual event. WPA is the organization to go to in Wisconsin for basic information about homeschooling rights and responsibilities, and has been a vigilant advocate for freedom in learning.
The Rethinking Education Conference is a gathering which at its heart has "the awareness that children are supremely capable of absorbing and using knowledge from our complex world. There is no need for arbitrary structure in education; the use of coercion, rewards or other behavior modification techniques as motivation are counterproductive. With freedom, respect and nurturing support, children have a powerful drive to self-direct their own learning; the result being children who direct their own education... indeed, their own futures. Education viewed this way becomes a mutual endeavor, a life-long process of questioning and discovery ... a true exploration of self, society, the larger world."
The AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization) conference highlights all forms of alternative education and features some of the most prominent academics and activists in the field. All the most prominent names in unschooling have appeared here, including Matt Hern, who will keynote our event.
New to Unschooling/Homeschooling
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Web Site is a great place to begin if you're interested in accessing some general information about unschooling/homeschooling.