Home Education Magazine November-December 2013
Our November-December issue is rich with another full round of thoughtful insight into the vibrant life of unschooled families and we are eager to share it with you. Lee Elliott, a longtime unschool father, writes about his ongoing and always changing concern about his children's time spent behind the screens of smart phones, tablets and computers. Rebecca Gifford and her husband are just begining the process of questioning everything and considering what is involved in giving up everything they thought they knew about children and education as they explore the tenets of unschooling with their young son, by temporarily giving up jobs and hitting the road for me adventure and thinking time. We're also publishing articles on formally reporting to a school district as an unschooler, forming a club to support your children's interests, slow learning, entrepreneuring kids and using essential oils as alternative methods for healing and well being. John Gatto writes about what is required to succeed in a competitive interview, whether for a job or elite college admission and Kate Fridkis, in her grown unschooled style, shares her latest thinking on the difficulty of being different. Unschool mom and grandmother Marty Layne shares a wealth of resources on her very favorite children's books and HEM's publisher and editor discuss uniformity and conformity, understanding and rejecting the standards set within the boundaries of Common Core Standards. As always, we look forward to your comments, having you as a valued subscriber and hope to have you send us your story or story idea as well! With our new look and editorial content, we're feeling renewed and excited about all that lies ahead for us and the loving, intelligent community of unschooling families around the world.