Technologically Inspired

June 26, 2010

A homeschooling website I contributed to will be out soon!

Allen Ellis, a supercool unschooler I met at NBTSC ’09, is making an awesome website with information about unschooling.

The┬árelevance┬áto this blog of course, is that I wrote two pages of mini-essays about my unschooling experiences for him, some of which are being used. I can’t send you all the link yet, since the website isn’t finished, but I will as soon as it comes out.

There is another excellent piece of media on the internet created by Allen Ellis however, which is the following video about NBTSC. If you are a homeschooler, unschooler, or the parent of one, and don’t know about NBTSC, I highly suggest you watch it.

Also see: http://www.nbtsc.org/

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June 20, 2010

I am a Unschooler, and I am alive.

Alright, first things first. I haven’t posted in almost a year, but I haven’t forgotten about this blog, I’m currently thinking of where I am going to take it content-wise in the future, and if I want to buy it a domain name.

Next up, I am an unschooler. This means, until I started taking community college classes of my own volition, I NEVER went to any kind of school, at any time in my life.

There are of course, some unschoolers who have been to school and quit, but I have the good fortune of parents that didn’t want to send me to school at all, so I haven’t had to waste a single second of my childhood in one of those dumps.

A theme which will ring loudly in my future writings, is my annoyance at those ignorant idiots who think that unschoolers don’t have a proper education.

I never went to school before college, I almost never even studied anything. I just learned stuff from living.

I taught myself to write, and taught myself a fair bit of math, and a lot about computers. This spring I finished my second semester of college, I got an A in two classes and a B+ in my third. The B+ was a kind of music history, and I got an A in intro to applications programming (Programming with Java), and an A in game design(ok, that was just easy). None of this was all that hard, even writing a research paper, which I had never done before.

Unschooling hasn’t given me any disadvantages in college, or in work. It has however, given my a great deal of happiness, resourcefulness, and amazingly good friends.

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