March 27, 2015, Webinar 2: The Elementary-School Years How do I start homeschooling? What are my state’s requirements for homeschooling and how do I meet and report them? Webinar 1: Why Should I Homeschool? is available free to the public. Future sessions are free  during the day of broadcast and 24 hours after they air. The entire series will be available for sale when all the webinars are recorded.  


March 27, 2015, Webinar 2: The Elementary-School Years
How do I start homeschooling? What are my state’s requirements for homeschooling and how do I meet and report them?

Webinar 1: Why Should I Homeschool? is available free to the public.

Future sessions are free  during the day of broadcast and 24 hours after they air. The entire series will be available for sale when all the webinars are recorded.

 

Welcome to the site about John Holt , a teacher and writer who advocated more humane classrooms and then, when he sensed such school reform was not really wanted by most people, became one of the founders of the homeschooling movement, which Holt originally called "unschooling." Unschooling—learning that doesn't look like school nor has to happen at home—is an effective way to work with, not on, young children and teenagers to help them learn.

Unschooling is also documented in the pages of the magazine Holt founded, Growing Without Schooling (GWS), as are articles, audio, and video recordings of Holt and other pioneers of learning without schooling.

You will also find information, research, and support for learning outside of school.
—Patrick Farenga

John Holt's Reading List

Over 200 books, materials, games, and recordings sold by HoltGWS over the course of more than twenty years. Many were selected and reviewed by John Holt in the pages of Growing Without Schooling (GWS). Get inspired by the materials used by unschoolers and homeschoolers before the Internet!

Download your free copy or read it online here.

Purchase the book for $9.99 and get the Kindle version for .99 cents!  Available alone as Kindle or in ePub and other formats at Smashwords: $2.99 "The Legacy of John Holt is unequivocally provocative and memorable."—The Portland (OR) Book Review. More reviews of The Legacy of John Holt

Purchase the book for $9.99 and get the Kindle version for .99 cents!  Available alone as Kindle or in ePub and other formats at Smashwords: $2.99 "The Legacy of John Holt is unequivocally provocative and memorable."—The Portland (OR) Book Review. More reviews of The Legacy of John Holt

Pat Farenga's Blog

Pat Farenga's Blog
Volunteers Needed for GWS Proofreading Project

Join our team and help proofread over 4,400 pages about homeschooling history, unschooling's rise, and the moving personal stories that populate each issue of John Holt's Growing Without Schooling magazine.

An Unrelenting Focus on Education Mistakes Knowledge for Power

Striking comments and evidence from mainstream economists that increasing college graduation rates and getting better job training are diversions from the real work of finding work worth doing and getting paid fairly for it . . .