This video is a compilation of quotations from John Holt's book Learning All The Time in which he argues that learning is as natural as breathing. Special appreciation goes to Roger Hodgson for supporting the work of John Holt by donating his song "The Logical Song" for use in this video, as well as to Warner/Chappell Music for the use of Harry Chapin's song "Flowers are Red."Read More
Presented at the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children on March 1, 2014, by Patrick Farenga. This is the slides only. The presenation covers current research and case histories about how preschool-age children learn to count, read, write, and investigate the world without being taught and how adults can best support and help them.Read More
Unplugged Mom Radio: Beyond Unschooling—The John Holt Legacy: Interview with Pat Farenga. This is an interview with Laurette Lynn, an experienced homeschooler who engages me in a relaxed, wide-ranging discussion about Holt and my new book about his life and work, unschooling, the future of education, how parents can build their own confidence to help their children learn, and much more.Read More
A conversation sponsored by WizIQ between Dr. Nellie Deutsch, founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), and Pat Farenga about Learning Without Schooling.
This is a free, 60-minute interview about my work with John Holt, homeschooling, and how children are far more competent learners than educators give them credit for.Read More
A profile *Good Morning America* did about unschooling with the Biegler family was very slanted against unschooling. The controversy was strong, so a second segment about unschooling was scheduled by GMA. This is that second segment.Read More
The Grown Homeschoolers panel from Pat Farenga's Learning In Our Own Way Conference, 2005. Moderated by Sara-Beth Matilsky, a grown homeschooler who did not go to college and "did other things that homeschooling made possible."Read More
Micki and David Colfax delivered the opening keynote at the Growing Without Schooling 20th Anniversary Conference: How Children Learn From Everyday Life and Work.Read More