Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling Epub · Big Book

Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling Epub · Big Book

Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling ❮Reading❯ ➽ Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling Author Sandra Dodd – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk How does unschooling work There are many ways families can optimize natural learning in their lives and find joy and laughter along with it New unschoolers have had the same uestions over the years an How does unschooling Big Book PDF ´ work There are many ways families can optimize natural learning in their lives and find joy and laughter along with it New unschoolers have had the same uestions over the years and experienced unschoolers go through some similar stages of nervous doubts This book addresses and summarizes dozens of concerns and puzzlements about whether and how children can learn without schooling.


10 thoughts on “Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling

  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    Sandra is one of the most well known names in unschooling She can be perceived as VERY tough on individuals who post on her Yahoo Groups list Always Learning The list is intended for very pick apart analyze the details of your thinking discussion of the topic of unschooling It's my opinion that Sandra comes across as tough on posters because she is fiercely dedicated to protecting children from what she perceives to be harmful practices engaged in by well meaning or not necessarily so well meaning but unenlightened parents In person Sandra is uite engaging and not uite so tough seeming I've had the opportunity to see her several times at conferences and she is very thoughtful and helpful in her speaking engagementsI've read her list discussions and wisdom for years and some of the stories that she's relayed are so often uoted that I will remember them like a story that is passed down in a family from generation to generation Her book the Big Book of Unschooling is a collection of those stories arranged in topical format It reads like a collection of short stories rather than a guide or instructional manual to unschooling I find it is fun to browse through occasionally even now when my children are getting olderI consider Sandra to be part of a revolutionary group of thinker practitioners when it comes to childhood education She and a handful of very intelligent caring daring parents chose to experiment with their children's learning and then to share this experience with the rest of the world A movement has grown out of it Words that she and her peers have written have literally changed my life in profound ways I look at children and human relationships and motivation and contentment and the purpose of life differently as a result of these mostly womenI encourage anyone who is interested in this topic to read this book and Sandra's other book Moving a Puddle which is also a similar collection of stories


  2. Kathleen O& Kathleen O& says:

    Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling book is intentionally written for the radical unschooling parent however any parent who wishes a better relationship with their child better learning strategy and just an all around calmer household would do well to mine this resource for the jewels within It is unuestionably about parenting in a loving way Employing short essays to frame and focus on particular aspects of child led learning assembling a child focused household Sandra Dodd’s book brings the concepts and the practice of unschooling into spotlight for the reader Inspired by the Open Classroom model of learning practiced in classrooms during the 1960s and 1970s as well as the writings of John Holt and others Sandra Dodd trusted the theory that humans are innately curious and left to their own they will inuire and learn a variety of information and skills with which to thrive She determined to raise her children in this wayDodd uses examples from her own life raising three children in New Mexico fulfilling her desire to create an environment supportive of free learning and free thinking as previous educators only hypothesized about doing with classrooms full of children Part One unschooling is arranging or strewing for natural learning to take place The 250 essays bring the reader from neophyte to understanding of the process Part Two gives insight and a behind the door kind of information about an unschooling familyBeginning with the profoundly accurate statement “Neglect is not unschooling” I was drawn into this book so entirely that I didn’t want to put it down This great read was over so uickly Well uickly for 350 pages I thoroughly enjoyed the whole bookI especially like the way Sandra Dodd presents each issue Each short essay most a page in length poses uestions gives ways to find the answer or examples of results Because the answers are different for each parent and each child there are no hard fast answers Someone looking for answers in a Dr Spock style if A happens insert B; would do better building a piece of furniture rather than raising a child But parents who are truly looking for a better way to parent can’t help but learn from this book


  3. Alex Polikowsky Alex Polikowsky says:

    This books lives in my bedside table I often re read chapters here and there It is an easy read book with short chapters but the content is nothing but life changingThank you Sandra You wise words and observations you candid telling of your own family stories are so inspiring and clearMindfulness joy peace connection for raising living and learning with our children That this book has to offer


  4. Kate Hyde Kate Hyde says:

    What an AMAZING book I've been interested in the concept of unschooling for a while now but I've never seen it so well explained as in this book Like the author says unschooling is really an extension of Attachment Parenting This book isn't only about an educational philosophy it's about a whole new way of parenting at least new to me So many of the parents I know even the Attachment Parents limit their children's choices in many ways mostly in the areas of TV and food But this book makes such a good case for letting your children make as many decisions about their lives as is safe and possible After years of feeling guilty about the amount of TV my daughter watches I'm finally realizing how much she actually LEARNS from the shows And I'm interacting with her when she's watching explaining new concepts and answering uestionsI highly recommend this book to any parent or anyone who wants to know about unschooling


  5. Krista Krista says:

    I admittedly didn't get very far into it though I did skim read through the rest but I struggled a lot with the tone in which she seems go be implying that if you don't go 100% all out Unschooling as SHE defines it then parents will make a big confused mess of their home and childrenTalking with other homeschoolers they agree that Sandra Dodd definitely prescribes an all or nothing approach which is just not for me I consider us to be part time unschoolers and I believe that is OK I was hoping for of a guidebook with inspiration on ways to incorporate an Unschooling approach but instead what I read was of a list of reasons why you have to do it her way


  6. ⚜️Trea ⚜️Trea says:

    I thought this was a great introduction to Unschooling It talks about what unschooling is how it is a bit different from deschooling and then takes you on a skipping journey about the author's experiences and anecdotes I viewed it as of index of learning so than anything else but I did find it very useful


  7. Desiree Desiree says:

    revising this because the author took offense and called me out about what i wrote i'm not sure why it's unreasonable to come to the conclusion that this is a copypaste of her website when the dedication says For Hema A Bharadwaj who said she wanted my whole unschooling website in a book I said it wasn't possible but the thought stayed and here's an artistic impression of my website in a book for Hema but i used that word just and apparently there are some copypasted things and some new things and some things that ended up on the website from the book after it was published so i read the dedication and skimmed through the book and came to the conclusion that it was the website in a book and wrote that down in my review with the intention that maybe it would be helpful to someone else knowing how the book is formatted might be useful information to have this format wasn't for me original review from 2012 i'm not saying this book doesn't have good information to share but i didn't like how it was set up i didn't realize that it was just a copypaste from her website before i bought it i just picked it up at the HSC conference because sandra's name was on it i gave it to my husband as a reference guide maybe he'll find it useful


  8. Kim Kim says:

    Loved it Though it seems written for the radical unschooler hey I do tend to get a bit radical with my philosophies ; and I may not follow all of Sandra Dodd's advice I don't care what anyone says having a consistent bed time works for my children AND me I do love how this is than a book about learning without school it is a whole parenting book that offers fantastic insight into growing your children into wonderful individual and whole beingsand experiencing growing right alongside them


  9. Jessica Jessica says:

    This is a very eye opening thought provoking book that I know I will be turning to over and over again I keep going back to re read everything and think Wow That is SO interesting I never thought of that before There is so much truth to that I've thought about unschooling off and on for years now and I think it truly is the best way for people to learn If your child isn't pressured or afraid to learn they'll learn It's easy I've seen it in my own life


  10. Katy Barrett Katy Barrett says:

    This is a good book but I didn't realize beforehand that it's just a copypaste of pages from her website It might be nice to own it and leaf through the paper version rather than reading it online but it probably wasn't worth getting through inter library loan since it's not a sit down and read it through type of book I'll just continue browsing her website


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