John Holt refusing an honorary degree from Wesleyan University, saying colleges are "among the chief enslaving institutions" in America. Learn more about Holt's journey from conventional schoolteacher to unschooler in this documentary about his life, A Life Worth Living.Read More
This is the PowerPoint presentation that supported Pat Farenga's speech, Homeschooling and Unschooling, at the Alternatives to Compulsory Education Conference at Harvard University, April 27, 2013. This slideshow only makes sense if you watch the accompanying video of my talk. You can watch them in synchronization here:
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
I've added this speech by John Taylor Gatto because it is, like all of John's work, an impassioned and intelligent contrarian presentation about modern education. In particular, this speech shows how people can be the architects of their lives without manipulation by education systems and why this is desirable. Presented at Pat Farenga's Learning In Our Own Way Conference, 2005.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