Getting into the Ivy League is not a good reason to homeschool—there's no guarantee you will gain admission and why put all that pressure on a young child? But following your children's interests and developing their character are good reasons to homeschool, as these stories show.Read More
Help us make John Holt's videos accessible in other languages and to the deaf by joining our new video captioning project . . .Read More
All the presentations from the 2014 Homeschool+ conference are available for free! Speakers include Blake Boles, Oliver DeMille, Pat Farenga, Jamie McMillin, Jerry Mintz, Carlo Ricci, Monica Cochran, Matt Hern, Ken Danford, Ocean Robbins, and many more!Read More
As part of the homeschool plus conference, we're also holding a virtual Alternative Education Film Festival . . .Read More
Three types of media for you to enjoy: The slides, bibliography, and videos from my recent talk about how parents of preschool-age children can best help them learn; a new video about Holt's Learning All the Time; and a synchronized update of my slides and video, Homeschooling and Unschooling, presented at the Alternatives to Compulsory Schooling conference at Harvard University in April 2013.Read More
"You don’t learn to love freedom by being a slave." This and many other juicy quotes by John Holt and author/psychologist Richard Farson are in this interview from 1974 about children's rights. Read about the interview and listen to it here . . .Read More
Erik Martin, 17, notes in How World of Warcraft Saved Me and My Education: "With the exception of a few exceptional teachers, school at large operates counter to the interests of children. In school, we’re not taught to overcome a challenge, we’re taught to fear the prospect of failure . . ."Read More
A short video for John Holt's Escape From Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children that features Holt's own description of his work with children.