Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling

Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling 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 Questions 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

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[PDF / Epub] ★ Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling  By Sandra Dodd –
  • Paperback
  • 371 pages
  • Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling
  • Sandra Dodd
  • English
  • 06 May 2019

10 thoughts on “Sandra Dodds Big Book of Unschooling

  1. 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 quite engaging, and not quite 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 engagements.I ve read her list discussions and wisdom for years, and some of the stories that she s relayed are so often quoted, 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 older.I 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 women.I 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. 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 unquestionably 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 inquire and learn a variety of information and skills with which to thrive She determined to raise her children in this way.Dodd 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 family.Beginning 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 quickly Well, quickly for 350 pages I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book.I especially like the way Sandra Dodd presents each issue Each short essay, most a page in length, poses questions, 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. 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 changing.Thank you Sandra You wise words and observations, you candid telling of your own family stories , are so inspiring and clear.Mindfulness , joy, peace, connection for raising, living and learning with our children That this book has to offer.

  4. 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 questions.I highly recommend this book to any parent, or anyone who wants to know about unschooling.

  5. 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

  6. 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 children.Talking 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. says:

    Highly recommended to anyone with children.

  10. says:

    This is by far the best parenting book I have ever read.

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