Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know about Schools and Rediscover Education by Clark Aldrich
A pleasant brief read, this thought-provoking book provides fifty-five rules for unschooling. It will be of especial interest to those interested in the home schooling of children.
While most schools continue to resist change, homeschooling families have abandoned the K-12 system and identified new, powerful, commonsense methods and goals for childhood education.
Education expert Clark Aldrich has explored the practices of homeschoolers and unschoolers (those who eschew the structure or curricula of schools) and distilled a list of 55 ”rules,” like the following, that are changing both the way children are taught and our vision for schools.
* Learn to be; learn to do; learn to know.
* Tests don’t work. Get over it. Move on.
* What a person learns in a classroom is how to be a person in a classroom.
* Animals are better than books about animals.
* Internships, apprenticeships, and interesting jobs beat term papers, textbooks, and tests.
* The only sustainable answer to the global education challenge is a diversity of approaches.
This accessible book provides you with a path forward, whether you’re a parent or teacher, a school administrator, or a national policy decision maker.
About the Author
Clark Aldrich is a global education thought leader, labeled a guru by Fortune Magazine. He works with corporate, military, government, and academic organizations at both the board level and as a hands-on implementer. His projects have been patent winning and earned millions globally. He is the author of four earlier books and scores of articles; is the recipient of numerous industry awards; created dozens of educational simulations (including the most popular leadership simulation in the world); was the founder of Gartner’s eLearning coverage; and has a degree in Cognitive Science from Brown University. His work has been featured in hundreds of sources, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, CNET, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, and U.S. News and World Reports.
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