Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education

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While most schools continue to resist change, homeschooling families have abandoned the K-12 system and identified new, powerful, commonsense methods and goals for childhood education.

Education expert Clark Aldrich has explored the practices of homeschoolers and unschoolers (those who eschew the structure or curricula of schools) and distilled a list of 55 “rules,” like the ...

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Overview

While most schools continue to resist change, homeschooling families have abandoned the K-12 system and identified new, powerful, commonsense methods and goals for childhood education.

Education expert Clark Aldrich has explored the practices of homeschoolers and unschoolers (those who eschew the structure or curricula of schools) and distilled a list of 55 “rules,” like the following, that are changing both the way children are taught and our vision for schools.
- Learn to be; learn to do; learn to know.
- Tests don’t work. Get over it. Move on.
- What a person learns in a classroom is how to be a person in a classroom.
- Animals are better than books about animals.
- Internships, apprenticeships, and interesting jobs beat term papers, textbooks, and tests.
- The only sustainable answer to the global education challenge is a diversity of approaches.

This accessible book provides you with a path forward, whether you’re a parent or teacher, a school administrator, or a national policy decision maker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608321162
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 688,706
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Clark Aldrich is a global education thought leader, labeled a guru by Fortune Magazine. He works with corporate, military, government, and academic organizations at both the board level and as a hands-on implementer. His projects have been patent winning and earned millions globally. He is the author of four earlier books and scores of articles; is the recipient of numerous industry awards; created dozens of educational simulations (including the most popular leadership simulation in the world); was the founder of Gartner's eLearning coverage; and has a degree in Cognitive Science from Brown University. His work has been featured in hundreds of sources, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, CNET, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, and U.S. News and World Reports.
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Table of Contents

Foreward VII

Introduction 1

Part 1 Curricula 5

Part 2 Content 19

Part 3 Coaching 57

Part 4 Customization 81

Part 5 Community 103

Part 6 Credit 113

Part 7 [Day] Care 129

Conclusion 141

Afterword 147

Places to Start 151

Twitter Hash Tags 155

About the Author 157

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

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    Fantastic!

    While many homeschooling families may not "unschool", I do and I loved this book and the resources and ideas it provides.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    A must read

    Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Homeschool is stupid

    You can barely make friends. You cant really play sports. You grow up antisocial. Ps: I go to a private school. You get a week for thanksgiving and three weeks for christmas.

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Sam Age XI

    Everyone, dont pay attention to Public Schooler 8865.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Hannah

    Lol! No we're not stupid. Have you ever heard the saying If you haven't got anything nice to say don't say anything at all? Geez, people these days!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Taylor

    Gtg

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Jace

    Um not really about the gone part but when you do see him tell him how you feel

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    To Hannah

    Well then....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Pie

    HAPPY SLAPSGIVING!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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