Unschooling To University

Relationships Matter Most in a World Crammed With Content

School is one option to get an education; Homeschooling is the second and Unschooling is the third.

NEW! Learn about the fastest growing educational alternative where the learning focus is on acquiring competencies through self-directed education within solid relationships. This book examines the nature of learning, teaching, motivation, stress, and the power of relationships, written by a child development specialist. It also reveals the insights from the Team of Thirty (TOT), which are family friends that all unschooled and gained entrance to post-secondary education.

unschooling to university

More and more parents are pulling kids out of school due to bullying, boring on-line courses and irrelevant, outdated curriculum delivered from a rigid government prescribed agenda. Until now, students were tied to their neighborhood school, government and country, based on their house address, however, with the Internet, today's students are now border-less. Learning can occur anywhere, anytime, any method, any content, and from any expert, including self-taught.

Disengaged learners in our assembly-line model of school currently tune-out, act-out or drop-out. Education must change and unschooling is the fastest growing alternative method of learning.

Children today can get just as good education playing video games as going to school. Self-directing their education, students learn through play, volunteering, jobs, mentorship, projects, travel and even (gasp!) playing computer games. This book follows the path of 30 unschooled children who self-directed all or part of their education and were accepted and/or graduated universities, colleges and post-secondary schools.

What children need most is close relationships with adults such as parents, teachers, coaches, grandparents and siblings within a community, not just a school. Educational content is everywhere. Caring relationships are not. When families choose unschooling, they no longer have to choose between a quality education and a relaxed family lifestyle. Now they can have both.


Check out the article in The Globe And Mail

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Read about the academic benefits at Today's Parent magazine

About the Author: Judy Arnall, BA, DTM, CCFE is a certified child-development expert, and master of non-punitive parenting and education practices. She is the bestselling author of five print books translated into five languages.

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"Concise parenting advice that presents alternative ways to help children grow, learn, and get into college or work. Arnall's stage-by-stage descriptions, supporting documentation, and personal stories create a useful handbook for families interested in self-directed education." Patrick Farenga, John Holt/Growing Without Schooling

"This book is for anyone dissatisfied with the educational system but doesn't want to homeschool either. There really is a third option." Sandra, Unschooling Mom

"Absolutely LOVE this book! It answers so many questions." Heather M.

"Received the book and thoroughly enjoying it - my daughter is 14 so it is exactly what I need to be absorbing at this time! My fears are already in abeyance after just a few pages - thank you! Lisa Z."

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Unschooling To University: Relationships matter most in a world crammed with content is now published!

Trade Paperback, 384 pages, 6 X 9 inches

Print ISBN 9780978050993 $29.95 CAN, $24.95 US

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Inside the book: Unschooling To University

Part 1 What is Unschooling?

Chapter 1 The problem

Chapter 2 The solution

Chapter 3 What unschooling is and is not

Chapter 4 Play

Chapter 5 Free schools

Part 2 Why Unschool?

Chapter 6 History of education

Chapter 7 Academic benefits

Chapter 8 Social benefits

Chapter 9 Emotional benefits

Chapter 10 Physical benefits

Chapter 11 Societal benefits

Part 3 How to Unschool

Chapter 12 Adult

Chapter 13 Resources

Chapter 14 Unstructured time

Chapter 15 Assessment

Part 4 Unschooling and Child Development Stages

Chapter 16 Brain basics

Chapter 17 Babies, toddlers and preschoolers Ages 0-5

Chapter 18 Elementary years Ages 6-11

Chapter 19 Junior high years Ages 12-14

Chapter 20 High school years Ages 15-18

Chapter 21 Post-secondary years Ages 19-25


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