Tipping Points
May,  2022
The Unschool Files

The Unschool Files

Issues 1 & 2 of a zine by unschoolers.

Neurodiversity Panel

This is a video from the 2nd SDE Weekend in which we explore the following questions, and more: How do we show up in self-directed education spaces for neurodivergent people or as neurodivergent people? How can we extend our understanding of neurodiversity and hold spaces for people to be able to learn, facilitate, and be happy?

Entrepreneurship & Unschooling: Re-Learning to bet on yourself

This is a video from the second SDE Weekend. Through storytelling, Lou translates her entrepreneurial and unschooling journey and inspires hope and ideas inside each individual to creatively think outside the box.

Community Conversation

This is a video from the second SDE Weekend. Domari opened up the floor to hear from community members about their successes and struggles when it comes to their SDE journey, and getting feedback on how ASDE can better support the community and their young people on their learning journeys!

Imagining a Better World

A video from the second SDE Weekend in which the speaker explores the potential role of imagination (along with accompanying playfulness and experimentation) in shaping radically different ways of relating to each other, approaching “education,” and restructuring society itself.
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Parents, Teachers, and Society...

The first episode of a podcast about the intersections of liberation, community, parenting, deschooling and decolonization.

The Real Schedule and the Shadow Schedule

People often ask me “how do kids learn math?” But they’re missing the better question of how children learn at all…
Voice of the Children

Bribe Children and Call Them Stinky

Rebellion in Self-Directed Education

All Learning is Self-Directed

Due to the unique nature of each individual, all real learning, no matter what the setting, is individualized and Self-Directed.

Seeding Liberated Futures — Antonio Buehler

“We’re not trying to hack the system in our unschooling – we’re trying to burn it down.”

Unschooling As An Act of Resistance

A video and transcript from The SDE Weekend discussing unschooling as an act of resistance against white supremacy, racial/gender stereotypes, ableism, and other forms oppression that centered marginalized voices.

The Teenage Liberation Handbook

An excerpt from the new 30th Anniversary edition.

Learning: Lost and Found

Learning that’s lost in school can be found in many ways, if it needs to be found at all.

But What is Unschooling? A Question from My Mother.

After years of having conversation with my mom about unschooling she still doesn’t seem to get it. This article is an attempt to explain it to her and anyone else struggling with the concept of unschooling.

The School System is Suffering, Let it Die!

An excerpt from the latest Youth Liberation Now zine by Filler Distro.

Yes, It’s Lord of the Flies Around Here

Talking to others about SDE is frequently frustrating, due to their misconceptions which they often do not wish to challenge.

Consent-based v Self-directed: what’s the difference?

Four main points and some reflection on the pros and cons of consent-based education compared to Self-Directed Education.

From Farm to Unschooling the Parent

Through regular visits to a friend’s farm with my pre-school age kids, I learn how self-directed learning about parenting profoundly shapes their learning.

Peter Gray Book Launch

Q&As with Peter Gray on his books published by Tipping Points Press.

“Hurry Up” and the Rush Through Childhood

When we hurry our children through their days, are we inadvertently asking them to rush through their childhoods?

From the Archive

Why I’m Glad I Grew Up Playing Neopets

A former homeschooler traces the roots of her successful coding career to a favorite childhood game

Nurturing Children’s Natural Love of Learning

The Natural Child Project has been advocating for children and Self-Directed Education for twenty years. Jan Hunt outlines why a self-directed education makes sense and how you can nurture it.
Voice of the Children

Seas Rising Up, Youth Rising Up

On Friday several self-directed learning centers in New York City joined thousands of other young people worldwide as they walked out of school on climate strike
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Profit from these books goes to support ASDE and Tipping Points Press.

The first $8,000 of profits from these books will be used as advances to publish the writing of Women of Color. Half of all proceeds there after will also be used as advances for Women of Color authors.