Tipping Points
January,  2021

Grown Unschoolers on Most Common Unschooling Myths – Video Series

A three-part crowdsourced video series of grown unschoolers addressing common myths about unschooling.

What do White Saviorism and Adultism have in common (besides me)?

Using personal experiences in the Peace Corps and in conventional education systems, this is my attempt at connecting the dots between adultism and white saviorism
Growing Up Unschooled

Flying Squads: Back to the Beginning

The least amount of control I have ever had

Higher Education, Re-Imagined

How the pandemic is going to transform higher education

Cultural Values & Self Directed Education

A chat about the difficulties of various ethnic and cultural experiences existing in SDE and unschooling spaces.
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Raising Free People

Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work

Math Beyond The School Mindset

Understanding the facts behind self-directed math learning and how schoolish math impairs learning.

Embracing our neurodiverse children for who they are, not who they should be

A mother’s reflection on how unschooling has allowed her ASD son to be himself

Our Family Gap Year, An Origin Story

My 2 year old lasted two weeks in preschool. The experience drove us into the arms of full time travel, but more than that, unschooling.

Trump and the New Fascism: How Did We Get Here, Part I

Trump, Black Lives Matter, and a concise history of the rise of contemporary fascism. Featuring Mr. Rogers and the Black Panthers!

Education: Time For a Change?

I would rather Summerhill produced a happy street sweeper than a neurotic Prime Minister.” –A. S. Neill, pioneering founder of Summerhill School

What If We Radically Reimagined the New School Year?

Monday night I sat on my back patio staring up into a rare, starry Chicago night. I squinted and made out each point of The […]
Voice of the Children

Preparing for Outdoor SDE

As more self-directed communities are considering heading outdoors this school year, some facilitators might be wondering what to pack for daily excursions. Here’s what one facilitator has been packing in his outdoor bag over the past couple of years.

Reflections of a Germinating Facilitator

Maintaining a garden can help to change one’s thinking.

What’s Outside of School?

School disengages us from life

Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of Our Schools

A conversation with Bettina Love, Gholdy Muhammad, Dena Simmons and Brian Jones about abolitionist teaching and antiracist education.

Educating the Citizens of the Universe

How do we prepare our children for the ever-changing world?
Growing Up Unschooled

Adultism

A series on the systemic discrimination of youth.

From the Archive

Arm Wrestling with AI

I recently read some news that made me thankful yet again for choosing Self Directed Education (SDE) for my children: An insurance company in Japan […]

How Does it Work?!? Re: Age Mixing

An eight-year-old hands a sheet of music to a waiting six-year-old, and I note that no one complains about their blocking the hallway for Euphonium […]
Voice of the Children

Preparing for Outdoor SDE

As more self-directed communities are considering heading outdoors this school year, some facilitators might be wondering what to pack for daily excursions. Here’s what one facilitator has been packing in his outdoor bag over the past couple of years.
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