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

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

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by Clark Aldrich
     
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608321520
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
408,818
File size:
2 MB

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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Unschooling Rules 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
PinqueLady More than 1 year ago
While many homeschooling families may not "unschool", I do and I loved this book and the resources and ideas it provides.
Indie_Writer More than 1 year ago
Less a book than a glorified pamphlet. If you're more of a "Well-Trained Mind" parent, this is not the book for you. Truthfully he lost me at: a spellchecker frees us up from memorization and thus, spelling tests. Really? He also doesn't seem to believe in the reading of classics and instead encourages Internet reads, material that is more relevant, current. Don't take tests, see how many followers you can get on Twitter because that will gauge your knowledge and skill. His philosophy goes a little too far down the spectrum for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick but informative read!
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Highly recommend!
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Um not really about the gone part but when you do see him tell him how you feel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well then....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!