Monday, January 15, 2018

Direction, Reading


A link-rich page about the idea of knowing what direction you intend to go, so that choices can be made happily and sensibly:
http://sandradodd.com/direction

Somehow that page, created in late 2014, was never announced.
It's a good one!


Some Thoughts on Later Reading
http://sandradodd.com/hsc/readinglater.html

photo (a link) by Erika Ellis

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Recovery, Perspective, Better



Some similarities between recovery programs and unschooling discussions
http://sandradodd.com/recovery

New quote and image added to the page on perspective. Looks like a fish in a hamster cage. Isn't.
http://sandradodd.com/perspective

Thoughts about doing better, including knowing what is NOT better. Links to several better-things.
http://sandradodd.com/better


photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

School math, reading ages, Jo Isaac, Light


Additions and new title: School math in history, and school math after unschooling
http://sandradodd.com/math/schoolmath

"Reading age in unschooled kids": Jo Isaac's 2016 survey with graphs of ages at which unschoolers learned to read
http://sandradodd.com/readingage.html

Collection of writings by Jo Isaac, and links to recorded interview and transcript "Redefining Success"
http://sandradodd.com/joisaac/

Light and Lightness, with inspiration, photos, and pretty shadows
http://sandradodd.com/light

photo (a link) by Hannah North

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wrong questions, spirituality, points



When we answer the wrong question:
http://sandradodd.com/wrongquestion

Something new by a mom named Tracey, on the page on spirituality.
http://sandradodd.com/spirituality.html

How DO people acquire respect or social credits?
http://sandradodd.com/points


photo (a link) by Cathy Koetsier

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Dentist, Trust, Waldorf


New page, because it comes up two or three times a year, about kids' teeth and options and compassion and such
http://sandradodd.com/dentist

New page, Karen James on trust (and I added some of her photos with links to other writings)
http://sandradodd.com/karenjames/trust

Some parents say "oooh, Waldorf," with dreamy eyes. Unschooling is way better.
http://sandradodd.com/waldorf

photo (a link) by Karen James

Monday, October 9, 2017

Zen Everything, Interviews and a recommendation


There is something new, about a 19-year-old essay, "Knowing Everything."
If you haven't read it, you should (and the commentary).
If you have read it, read it again (which is what the commentary is about).
http://sandradodd.com/zeneverything

A text-chat-style interview was published in July that had been mostly unavailable for ten years. I've added it at
http://sandradodd.com/interviews
but its home is http://homeschoolrealm.com/sandra-dodd/

I was interviewed in June 2017 by Rebecca Bohman at The Luminous Mind. That podcast is available to hear here on YouTube:
Episode 197 - Sandra Dodd, “Everything Counts”

Jessica Hughes has a series I like called "An Unschooling Journey," on a new site called Steemit, about unschooling.
http://sandradodd.blogspot.com/2017/07/an-unschooling-journey.html

photo (a link) by Janine Davies

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Reality, for reals

These three links were brought here four years ago, but one has additions, and they're a good set.


New link added to page on reality (and note there that I created reality!)
Would you rather live in a stone-age village? Early 19th century sod house?
http://sandradodd.com/reality/

Unschool World, another sort of alternate reality
http://sandradodd.com/unschoolworld

Potential problems with Reality TV and unschoolers
http://sandradodd.com/problems/realityshows

The photo is by Bea Mantovani, and is a link.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Respect (problems), points, cursive



Today's links are to quite philosophical ideas—even the one on cursive writing ('joined up' writing, in the UK). Anyone thinking these things are off topic and can't help them unschool can go here instead: http://sandradodd.com/beginning, or check elsewhere around this announcements blog for something that does look fun.


"Some problems with respect"—newly on my site, but written in 2010.
http://sandradodd.com/respect/problems

Earning social points, and how they can be spent
http://sandradodd.com/points

Older page on cursive writing, never announced here, some photos were lost but thanks to The Wayback Machine, I could grab and replace them as they used to be.
http://sandradodd.com/cursive

photo (a link) by Janine Davies

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Not changing, changing slowly, changing quickly!


A story of NOT Changing—how people can plan and prepare and provision themselves and not actually accomplish any unschooling
http://sandradodd.com/change/not

August 31, in a presentation at the Free to Be Unschooling Conference, I said "Gradually move toward doing it right now."
It was amusing, so I told the audience I was writing it down. I have added it to the bottom of both of "Gradual Change" and "Do It", each with a link to the other page:
http://sandradodd.com/gradualchange
http://sandradodd.com/doit

painting and photo (a link) by Karen James

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Big Book, new feedback, abundance, Deb Lewis on peace



Quote added where there was a link before. Page clean-up.
http://sandradodd.com/bigbook/random.html

New quote, even with the top of the book-cover image:
http://sandradodd.com/bigbook

New by Caren Knox (near top) and Sandra Dodd (near the bottom):
http://sandradodd.com/abundance

By Deb Lewis, about peace, but it's on the indignation page:
http://sandradodd.com/indignation

photo (a link) by Lydia Koltai

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"Deserve," fear-based action, change


"I deserve..." or "ALL children deserve..." is a signpost taking you down a brambly path.
http://sandradodd.com/deserve

Joyce Fetteroll, on fear-based actions; added at the bottom here:
http://sandradodd.com/foodfear/

Stories of How Families Changed (not a new page, but not announced before):
http://sandradodd.com/change/stories.html

photo (a link) by Lisa Jonick

Friday, August 4, 2017

Quotes, focus, ideas-not-individuals


New quotes added:

Emily Strength quote added to Do It
Meredith Novak quote added to Beginning
Sandra Dodd quote added (in Spanish in a graphic, and then the English original) to Quotes

It came up again, someone recommending "Non-Violent Communication" as an unschooling tool.
That's a problem.
http://sandradodd.com/nvc

Learning to participate in discussions of unschooling ideas: It's not personal.
http://sandradodd.com/notpersonal

photo (a link) by Gail Higgins

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